20 August 2017, 13:14



Two civilian women injured in Krasnyi Yar by Kiev forces' shelling

LUGANSK, August 20 (Lugansk Media Center) – Two civilian women have been injured in Krasnyi Yar by Kiev forces' shelling, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

"Despite the re-launch of an OSCE SMM forward petrol base in the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya Ukrainian armed forces committed another act of terror against civilians in Donbass shelling Krasnyi Yar with 120mm mortars at around 6 a.m. today," he said.

"A house was severely damaged, household buildings, a roof and a summer kitchen sustained damage, two civilian women were injured – born in 1975 and in 1949 – they suffered a concussion and shrapnel wounds," Marochko added.

A round hit another house where a mother and her three children were present at that moment.  The family has been evacuated to a temporary accommodation.

POWs and a gas pipe were also damaged in Krasnyi Yar. Two streets are still without power.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for more than ten times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violate the truce opening fire with heavy artillery, mortars and tank guns which should have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk Agreements.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 — 20 August — Lugansk