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7 August 2018, 14:01

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Ukrainian army fires more than ten rounds at LPR over 24 hours - People’s Militia

LUGANSK, August 7 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces shelled the Lugansk People’s Republic with more than ten rounds of ammunition over the past 24 hours, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre on Tuesday.

The situation in the LPR People’s Militia responsibility area remains tense; the enemy violated the ceasefire twice over the past 24 hours, Marochko said.

“The Sokolniki and Lozovoye settlements were targeted with 82mm mortars, anti-tank rocket propelled grenade launchers, large calibre machine guns and small arms,” he added.

"Overall, more than ten rounds of ammunition were fired at the Republic. The orders to deliver strikes were given by war criminals Tatus and  Gruzevich," Marochko said.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since autumn 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 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 — 07 August — Lugansk