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30 September 2016, 07:57

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Kiev shells LPR territory with 120mm mortars and IFV cannons

Ukrainian forces shelled People's Militia positions 3 times over 24 hours, LPR defense authorities said.

The areas of Kalinovo-Borschevatoe, Veselogorovka and Kalinovo villages were shelled with 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) cannons, AGS automatic grenade launchers and small arms.  

"There were no casualties," LPR People's Militia report said.

The members of the Contact Group on the implementation of the peace plan in the East of Ukraine at a meeting in Minsk on August, 26 agreed on complete ceasefire in Donbass effective from midnight April, 30. Since the autumn of 2014 it is the 9th attempt to set up a durable 'silence regime'.

Вut due to systematic ceasefire violations by Ukranian government forces, that shelled the Republics territories with artillery, mortars and tanks that were to be withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements, LPR and DPR urged a strict implementation of comprehensive ceasefire effective from September, 15. Kiev promised to observe the truce.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the "Normandy Four" (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 September — Lugansk