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11 May 2018, 15:04

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LPR soldier killed as Kiev shells Nizhneye Lozovoye with mortars

LUGANSK, May 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - One LPR serviceman has died as Kiev forces shelled Nizhneye Lozovoye, the Republic’s JCCC mission said.

"On May 11 at 1.05 p.m. as the result of Kiev's 120mm mortar shelling of Nizhneye Lozovoye from Luganskoye, one LPR People's Militia soldier was killed."

"We call on the OSCE SMM to give a rigorous assessment of the crime at upcoming talks," the LPR mission to the JCCC said.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 11 May — Lugansk