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6 September 2019, 15:12

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LPR militia downs Ukrainian reconnaissance drone in Pervomaisk area

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LUGANSK, September 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic militiamen shot down a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a reconnaissance mission in the Pervomaisk area, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“On September 5, our militiamen detected and shot down a reconnoitring Furia class drone in the Pervomaisk settlement area,” Osadchiy said. “The Ukrainian armed formations 72nd Brigade commander, war criminal (Col Artyom) Bogomolov lost another aerial reconnaissance asset.”

The photos and videos recovered from the UAV were passed to the LPR Prosecutor General’s Office to be attached to the criminal case against the Ukrainian army 72nd Brigade commander.

“As the drone was gaining altitude from 72nd Brigade 3rd mechanised company 2nd mechanised battalion positions in the Novoalexandrovka area, its camera captured six camouflaged Ukrainian mortars 2B11 deployed in a house yard,” the spokesman said.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 06 September — Lugansk