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5 September 2017, 20:33

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Minsk-2

LPR leader’s statement on Donbass peacekeeping mission

LUGANSK, September 5 (Lugansk Media Center) – De-escalation of the conflict, cessation of hostilities by Ukraine and peaceful settlement of issues within the framework of the Minsk Agreements is what we’re striving for in the first place.

However, practice shows that Ukraine is not fulfilling its commitments as we have repeatedly experienced. Ukraine failed disengagement of forces and hardware on the contact line for more than 70 times. Over the period of the ‘school ceasefire’ alone, it repeatedly violated the truce delivering fire at the republic's towns and posing deadly threat to civilians, most importantly, to our children.

We should act in the interests of Lugansk People’s Republic residents, so we must foremost make sure that Ukraine is ready to fulfil at least one of the commitments it has undertaken.

It is only on the condition of ceasefire and withdrawal of Ukrainian troops and weapons from the contact line that we can get on with reviewing the issue of deploying UN peacekeepers in Donbass.”

 

Head of Lugansk People’s Republic

I. V. Plotnitskiy

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 September — Lugansk