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3 September 2019, 14:23

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Ukrainian forces jam OSCE SMM drones in Popasnaya area - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, September 2 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces jam OSCE Special Monitoring Mission unmanned aerial vehicles in the Popasnaya area in order to conceal the deployment of the weapons near the contact line banned by the Minsk Agreements, LPR People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“To prevent the detection of Ukrainian army hardware, deployed in violation of the Minsk accords, Ukrainian criminals’ units continue to intefere with the operation of OSCE UAVs flying over areas occupied by Ukrainian armed formaitons,” Filiponenko said.

“Overnight to September 1, Ukrainian armed formations gunmen jammed OSCE drone control channels in the Popasnaya settlement area,” he said.

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 — 03 September — Lugansk