14 January 2020, 09:51


LPR serviceman killed in Ukrainian shelling

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LUGANSK, January 14 (Lugansk Media Centre) - A Lugansk People’s Republic serviceman was killed as a result of Ukrainian shelling, the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported.

“An LPR serviceman was fatally wounded as a result of shelling,” the report said.

Earlier, the LPR Office at the JCCC said that Kiev forces violated the ceasefire in the LPR responsibility zone twice over the past 24 hours.

The JCCC is obtaining more accurate information on damage and possible civilian casualties.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 14 January — Lugansk