10 May 2018, 15:41



LPR People’s Militia reminds intl organisations about Kiev’s wrecking May 8 disengagement

LUGANSK, May 10 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic has urged international organisations to note Kiev’s failing the plans to disengage forces and hardware in the Stanitsa Luganskaya area on May 8, LPR People’s Militia’s spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“I would like the representatives of international organisations to note another failure of the Ukrainian command to disengage forces and hardware in the Stanitsa Luganskaya area scheduled for May 8, 2018,” Marochko said.

Earlier, the LPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said that Ukraine had again failed the Minsk Agreement provision to disengage forces and hardware on the contact line in the Stanitsa Luganskaya area.

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September 21, 2016 initialled a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE. The document provides for three disengagement areas around Zolotoye, Stanitsa Luganskaya and Petrovskoye (DPR territory). Heads of LPR and DPR Igor Plotnitskiy and Alexander Zakharchenko signed the agreement on 22 and 23 September, respectively. The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas. Kiev failed to pull back its forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya area for more than 70 times.

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 its 2202 Resolution 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 — 10 May — Lugansk