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28 November 2017, 16:36

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Luganskvoda personnel come under Ukrainian army fire in Krasniy Liman area

Lugansk, November 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Luganskvoda state-owned water supply company personnel had to cut short water well repairs near the contact line in Krasniy Liman area as they came under Ukrainian army units fire.

“On 27 November, Luganskvoda specialists were restoring water wells in Krasniy Liman village area in Slavyanoserbskiy district in the vicinity of the contact line. The repairs had been approved both by LPR and Ukrainian authorities. OSCE monitors (representatives of Special Monitoring Mission - eds Lugansk Media Centre) were on hand to ensure the safety of Luganskvoda personnel,” the company said.

“It was not possible to carry the works through as the area next to the place of repairs came under fire. The personnel quickly left the dangerous zone; there were no casualties,” a Luganskvoda official said.

Luganskvoda is set to continue to restore oil wells after securing new approvals of the works and OSCE support,” he added.

Earlier, Luganskvoda Director Alexander Avershin said company specialists had laid two kilometres of trunk water pipe as part of the effort to rebuild the Rodakovo Water Intake. Overall, the enterprise plans to lay 12 kilometres of pipes and restore 12 oil wells and a 2nd level water pumping station.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 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 — 28 November — Lugansk