16 September 2019, 14:30


Ukrainian army commission exposes five drug addicts among servicemen - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, September 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) - A commission of the Ukrainian Operations and Tactical Group “North” detained five servicemen who were under the influence of narcotics, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

Filiponenko said that the LPR militia continued to receive information about Kiev forces’ poor morale in the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” zone.

“Our sources reported that a commission of the Operations and Tactical Group “North” had been checking 59th Separate Motorised Brigade units in connection with regular violations of discipline and numerous alcohol and drug abuse facts,” he said.

“In course of the commission’s work, five servicemen from 59th Brigade's 9th Battalion were detained in a state of narcotic intoxication.

LPR People's Militia repeatedly noted Kiev forces’ worsening morale with continuing looting and drunken rows between themselves. There were more cases of bullying which provoked desertion and suicides among Ukrainian army servicemen.

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 — 16 September — Lugansk