16 April 2018, 07:16


LPR soldier killed, another wounded as Kiev shells Logvinovo with mortars

LUGANSK, April 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) – One LPR serviceman has died, another one sustained wounds as Kiev forces shelled Logvinovo with mortars, the Republic’s defense authorities said.

"The losses incurred by LPR People's Militia: one soldier died, one was injured under mortar fire opened on Logvinovo by Ukrainian army."

Earlier report said that Kalinovka, Sanzharovka and Logvinovo villages had been targeted with 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, armored personnel carrier guns, anti-tank recoilless guns SPR and automatic grenade launchers (AGS).

Overall, six ceasefire violations were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than ten times since autumn 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 16 April — Lugansk