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6 November 2020, 14:17

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NATO commission reveals Kiev sends unconventional weapons to Donbass

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LUGANSK, November 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukraine's Defense Ministry has sent mines that must have been destroyed under NATO's demand as non-compatible with international conventions to the JFO zone, said People’s Militia chief of staff Colonel Yan Leschenko.

According to Leschenko, NATO's international commission has revealed that Ukrainian army owns an arsenal of unconventional weapons such as PFM-1 land mines, PFM-1 aviation blocks (KMGU), POM-2 land mines, 9H128K3 cassette warheads, KPTM-3 scatterable anti-tank mines, PTM-1G anti-vehicular blast mines.

"Ukrainian command reported that the mines had been destroyed, but in fact they has been shipped to the JFO zone for arsenals of Ukrainian units in the operation zone," he said.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution No 2202 of February 17, 2015 and called upon the parties to ensure its implementation.

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 November — Lugansk