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7 May 2020, 16:41

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Ukrainian forces plant over 300 mines in Popasnaya area - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, May 7 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces planted more than 300 anti-tank mines in Popasnaya area farmland, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press services said.

“Ukrainian army's 30th Brigade gunmen planted over 300 TM-62 anti-tank mines in the farmland which civilians had used to grow wheat,” the press service said. “The field is next to public road T0504 used by both civilians and OSCE Special Monitoring Mission patrols.”

Earlier, the LPR militia reported that Kiev forces had planted 46 anti-tank mines on a road used by OSCE SMM patrols.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 07 May — Lugansk