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11 February 2020, 14:21

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Ukrainian forces jam OSCE drones in Zolotoye area - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, February 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces jammed OSCE Special Monitoring Mission unmanned aerial vehicles in the Zolotoye area, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“According to our intelligence, 20th Radioelectronic Warfare Battalion gunmen in the responsibility zone of the Ukrainian army’s 72nd Brigade in the Zolotoye area jammed OSCE drone signals twice on February 9,” Filiponenko said.

These facts were noted in OSCE Monitoring Mission reports.

“At the same time, the monitoring, unhindered by the LPR militia, enabled the mission to report that all the hardware pulled out by the LPR was present at the storage sites,” he said. 

Earlier, the LPR militia press service reported that the Ukrainian army had jammed OSCE UAVs in the Zolotoye and Vyskriva areas.

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 — 11 February — Lugansk