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10 June 2019, 14:55

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LPR ready to disengage forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya zone - People's Militia (PHOTOS)

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LUGANSK, June 10 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The LPR People's Militia is still ready to disengage forces in the Stanitsa Luganskaya zone, said LPR People's Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko.

Today Ukraine has failed the 80th attempt to disengage forces and hardware in the Stanitsa Luganskaya area. LPR and Ukrainian representatives in the Contact Group have confirmed plans to disengage forces on June 5. On June 9, the LPR sent its confirmation of readiness to the OSCE SMM. Deputy chief monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Mark Etherington visited the positions outside Stanitsa Luganskaya and saw that the Republic is ready for the withdrawal.

"We are still ready to withdraw forces in the zone No. 1 zone outside Stanitsa Luganskaya and hope that the JFO command will fulfill obligations assumed by the political authorities of Ukraine," Filiponenko said.

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September 21, 2016 initialed a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE. The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas, while Kiev failed to perform it in the Stanitsa Luganskaya zone.

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 June — Lugansk