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6 June 2018, 15:25

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LPR soldier injured by Kiev's shelling - People's Militia spokesman

LUGANSK, June 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) – An LPR soldier sustained an injury as the result of Kiev's shelling, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

Kiev forces violated the ceasefire four times in the past 24 hours, firing 70-plus rounds at the Zhelobok, Sokolniki and Kalinovka townships.

"As the result of shelling, an LPR soldier has been wounded."

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for more than ten times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violate the truce opening fire with heavy artillery, mortars and tank guns, which should have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk Agreements.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 12 February 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 — 06 June — Lugansk