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23 June 2020, 15:54

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Ukrainian forces jam OSCE drones in Zolotoye area - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, June 23 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev army used radio electronic warfare systems in the Zolotoye area to jam unmanned aerial vehicles of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

“A mobile group from 20th Radioelectronic Warfare Battalion in the responsibility zone of the Ukrainian army’s 30nd Brigade in the Zolotoye area jammed OSCE drones,” Osadchiy said.

Ukrainian forces jam OSCE UAVs in order to prevent the detection of military equipment deployed next to the contact line in violation of the Minsk Agreements, he said.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 23 June — Lugansk