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17 December 2018, 13:45

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Ukraine deploys Norwegian mercenaries to Donbass

LUGANSK, December 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukrainian military command has sent Norwegian mercenaries to the contact line, said LPR People's Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy.

He said Kiev still wanted a military solution to the conflict.

"A group of 20 Norwegian private military company mercenaries has arrived to the positions of the 72nd brigade of the Ukrainian army."

Earlier, LPR People’s Militia reported that Ukrainian army had deployed mercenaries from Poland and Georgia to Donbass.

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 December — Lugansk