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30 October 2020, 16:46

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Minsk-2

Security subgroupc to hold emergency meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss coordination mechanism

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LUGANSK, October 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The security subgroup of the Contact Group is to hold an emergency meeting today at 6 p.m., said LPR Foreign Minister representing the Republic at Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego.

"An emergency security subgroup meeting is expected to take place at 6 p.m. today to review Measures to secure the ceasefire with a detailed coordination mechanism on the basis of our draft project presented a month ago, after Ukraine refused interaction via the coordination mechanism within the framework of the Package of Measures agreed to on July 22," he said.

He said that the situation along the Contact Line deteriorated, sporadic provocation shelling claimed an LPR serviceman life and left three injured.

Ukraine has been largely avoiding sabotaging the review of an updated Package of Measures to Secure the Ceasefire. "The videoconference today is to focus on one issue only, that is coordinating a coordination mechanism within a new version of the Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire."

The Contact Group agreed the tighter ceasefire control measures in Donbass starting at 00:01, July 27 at the July 22 videoconference. The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire include: ban on offensive or reconnaissance operations, ban on using any aerial vehicles, ban on fire, including sniper fire; 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;    effective implementation of disciplinary measures against violators of the ceasefire and notification the Contact Group Coordinator thereof, who further notifies all its participants;  establishing and employing a coordination mechanism for reacting to ceasefire violations with assistance of the JCCC with its current membership; 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.

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 October — Lugansk