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26 October 2018, 11:29

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LPR service member injured by Kiev forces' shelling

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LUGANSK, October 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) – An LPR service member has been injured as a result of Kiev forces' shelling, the People's Militia press service said.

Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire six times over the past 24 hours.

"As a result of shelling with 82mm mortars, RPG from the direction of Luganskoye towards Logvinovo, one serviceman sustained injury."

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 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 — 26 October — Lugansk