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20 May 2020, 16:29

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Two LPR civilians killed, 28 injured since Zelensky took office

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LUGANSK, May 20 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Two civilians were killed and 28 injured as a result of Kiev's attacks on the DPR during Vladimir Zelensky's presidential term, said LPR Mission to the JCCC.

"Ukrainian armed aggression during Zelensky's term claimed two civilian lives and injured 28 civilians; 309 infrastructural facilities and houses were damaged, " the report reads.

During the same period, 558 ceasefire violation were recorded; 2,068 artillery rounds were fired, as well as 5,437 mortar rounds.

Zelensky was inaugurated on May 20, 2019 becoming Ukraine's sixth president.

The LPR People's Militia are fully supplied, their professionalism allows to curb any aggression of Ukrainian forces.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 Resolution 2202 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 May — Lugansk