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2 August 2019, 15:13

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LPR troop killed in Nizhneye Lozovoye by Ukrainian fire

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LUGANSK, August 2 (Lugansk Media Centre) – An LPR military has been killed by a Ukrainian attack on Nizhneye Lozovoye, said LPR People's Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy.

"Ukrainian armed formations maintain provocative shelling of our positions to destabilize the situation on the contact line. Today at 12.35 p.m. the criminals of the 30th brigade violated ceasefire agreements and shelled our defenders' positions on the Nizhneye Lozovoye outskirts with automatic grenade launchers killing one troop.

"Despite the bloodshed we stick to the ceasefire agreement," Osadchiy said.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 02 August — Lugansk