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26 July 2020, 20:10

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People's Militia published order to implement Additional Measures to Strengthen Ceasefire

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LUGANSK, July 27 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR People's Militia has published the order to implement the Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire, said People’s Militia chief of staff Colonel Yan Leschenko.

The order has been communicated to the People's Militia service members.

"LPR proceeds to the comprehensive and indefinite ceasefire," he said.

"On the order of the LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik, the command was issued on commitment to the ceasefire banning any use of fire from July 27, 2020, including small arms".

The service members were instructed on the additional measures to reinforce the ceasefire.

The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire include:

a)       Ban on offensive or reconnaissance operations, ban on using any aerial vehicles;

b)      Ban on fire, including sniper fire;

c)       Ban on deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and adjacent territories, first of all, to civilian infrastructure, including schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public premises;

d)      Effective implementation of disciplinary measures against violators of the ceasefire and notification the Contact Group Coordinator thereof, who further notifies all its participants.

e)      Establishing and employing a coordination mechanism for reacting to ceasefire violations with assistance of the JCCC with its current membership.

f)        Retaliatory fire in case of an offensive is allowed only in case it is opened on the order of appropriate command of the Ukrainian armed forces or LPR, DPR People's Militia after unsuccessful attempt to employ the above mentioned mechanism. The Contact Group shall be notified of such orders;

g)       The above mentioned measures cannot be fully or partially disavowed by any other orders including classified orders.

The document was signed by all the sides of the Minsk Talks, as confirmed by the Coordinator of the Contact Group Heidi Grau.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 July — Lugansk