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20 May 2020, 10:52

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LPR People's Militia on highest alert following Ukrainian attack on infrastructure and SMM

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LUGANSK, May 19 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR People's Militia has been put on high alert following the decree of the LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik, the defense's press service said.

As a result of Kiev's May 16 shellfire, a power line was damaged feeding LPR strategic and social infrastructure, and residential houses. On May 17 Ukrainian forces opened fire on repair teams despite previously issued security guarantees. The OSCE SMM has also been targeted. After that, Ukraine suspended issuance of security guarantees and cancelled those previously issued.

"In accordance with Pasechnik's decree, LPR People's Militia has been put on full alert, units being ready to perform any tasks and protect civilian population from criminal actions of Ukrainian mercenaries."

The LPR People's Militia are fully supplied, their professionalism allows to curb any aggression of Ukrainian forces.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 20 May — Lugansk