21 May 2020, 17:15


LPR militiaman wounded in shelling by Ukrainian forces

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LUGANSK, May 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) - A Lugansk People’s Republic militiaman was wounded in shelling by Ukrainian forces, LPR militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

“Today, an LPR militiaman was wounded on the Slavyanoserbsk axis in shelling by Ukrainian armed formations,” Osadchiy said.

“Our intelligence detected the firing position from which the attack had been launched. The position from which the enemy had regularly fired at our militiamen and terrorised civilians was destroyed in return fire from the arms which were not banned by the Minsk Agreements.  The enemy losses amounted to one dead and two wounded,” the spokesman said.

In a warning to Ukrainian servicemen, Osadchiy said: “Not a single shot you fire will go unpunished. For every bullet fired at the Republic you’ll get a proportionate response and inevitable retribution.”

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 21 May — Lugansk