6 November 2018, 20:26


Kiev’s actions didn’t let save life of wounded Zolotoye-4 resident - Kobtseva

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LUGANSK, November 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukraine’s actions did not allow to save the life of a Zolotoye-4 resident wounded in a Ukrainian mine explosion, Lugansk People’s Republic representative in the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup, head of the Republic’s working group on prisoner exchange Olga Kobtseva told the Lugansk Media Centre.

Two civilians, a man and a woman, hit Ukrainian anti-personnel mines in 2nd Volnaya Street in Kiev-controlled Zolotoye-4 on October 18. The tragedy occurred after the local residents, having failed to secure the assistance or understanding of Kiev forces, tried to fix the line feeding electricity to their homes. The man was killed instantly, while the woman, suffering from a mine blast injury, was calling for help for several hours, but Kiev forces took no action.

“At the humanitarian subgroup session, the LPR  drew attention to the civilian casualties emphasising the fact that Ukraine’s actions didn’t allow to save a person’s life,” the LPR representative said.

Earlier, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said that Ukraine had the opportunity to evacuate the bodies of the Zolotoye-4 residents, but never attempted to do so.

Later on, LPR militmen jointly with Afghan war veterans retrieved the bodies. Representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and the International Committee of the Red Cross were monitoring the evacuation.

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.

To facilitate the work of the Contact Group, four working groups were set up under its aegis to deal with issues of security, politics, return of internally displaced people and refuges, as well as with social, humanitarian, economic and rehabilitation issues.

LuganskMediaCentre — 06 November — Lugansk