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17 April 2018, 13:24

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Night strike at Lugansk is new evidence of Kiev regime’s fascist nature - People’s Militia

LUGANSK, April 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev regime’s night strike at the People’s Militia equipment selected for the Victory Day parade is a new evidence of its fascist nature, LPR People’s Militia’s spokesman Andrey Marochko said.

Overnight to Tuesday, Ukrainian army units delivered an artillery strike on Lugansk district where preparations for the V-Day parade was ongoing. The strike damaged a World War II tank which was to appear on the Victory Day parade on May 9, and another four pieces of LPR military equipment.

“The parade is meant to show the international community that we reject fascism; the parade is just for this purpose,” Marochko said. “What happened last night at 1:50 a.m. is a clear evidence that Ukraine’s armed forces stick to fascist ideology.”

“We’d like your reports to reflect authentic and true information,” the spokesman said addressing the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission representatives, “the T-34 tank you see in the background sustained no damage during World War II when fascists were around; and now it’s been damaged because of actions of the Ukrainian forces.”

Earlier, the LPR People’s Militia said Kiev forces had shelled Lugansk to foil the May 9 parade.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 17 April — Lugansk