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2 September 2019, 15:02

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LPR militia urges intl organisations to make Kiev observe ceasefire

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LUGANSK, September 2 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia, in connection with continuing strikes at its territory by Ukrainian forces urged international organisations to put pressure on Kiev to make it observe the ceasefire terms, LPR People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

Over the past 24 hours, the Golubovskoye and Nizhneye Lozovoye villages in the LPR came under Kiev forces fire.

“We again urge international organisations to put pressure on Ukrainian armed formations with the view of maintaining the truce,” Filiponenko said.

He said that the LPR militia “pins great hopes on diplomats’ efforts in Minsk and conflict settlement at the negotiating table.”

“For our part, we guarantee that we’ll maintain the ceasefire and demand that Ukraine act likewise,” Filiponenko 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 02 September — Lugansk