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7 June 2017, 11:16

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LPR insists forces should be disengaged in Stanitsa area on June 8 - Deinego

LUGANSK, June 7 (Lugansk Media Center) - LPR representatives in Minsk negotiations will insist on disengaging forces and hardware in Stanitsa Luganskaya area on June 8, said LPR envoy to Minsk negotiations Vladislav Deinego.

"The working group on security issues has started working in Minsk."

"One of the key issues will be the disengagement of forces and hardware in Stanitsa Luganskaya area – sector No.1 in the follow-up to the Framework Agreement dated September 21, 2016. Ukrainian side systematically alleges there were  shelling episodes and evades the implementation of the first stage of the disengagement.  The OSCE SMM daily reports do not prove the shelling, which is inexistent."

"The latest violation of the ceasefire was recorded by the SMM on May 31, and we shall insist that the disengagement is carried out tomorrow, June 8, 12.00 p.m. Moscow time."

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for more than ten times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with heavy artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 12 February 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 — 07 June — Lugansk