15 June 2020, 17:26


LPR downs Ukrainian UAV over Lozovoye

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LUGANSK, June 15 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR People's Militia has downed a Ukrainian UAV that was adjusting fire on Lozovoye, the LPR Defense said.

"The 24th brigade attempted to shell civilian infrastructure in Lozovoye using a Phantom-type UAV. Thanks to our electronic warfare units and air defense operating within the Albatros unified control system the airspace violator was detected, identified and destroyed."

Employing combat aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in 30km-wide zone along the line of contact is banned under Article 7 of Minsk Memorandum, with the exception to OSCE SMM UAVs.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

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 Resolution 2202 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 — 15 June — Lugansk