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17 May 2018, 15:49

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Ukrainian secret services gather intelligence on LPR using humanitarian missions

LUGANSK, May 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukrainian secret services continue to gather intelligence on the Lugansk People’s Republic and its defence ministry at settlements in the vicinity of the contact line, attracting humanitarian organisations for this purpose, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.  

“Ukrainian secret services have been gathering intelligence and identifying the residents in settlements along the contact line who are opposed to the incumbent Kiev regime,” Marochko said.

“To this end, they use different humanitarian organisations,” he added.

“For example, the LPR notes the operation of Danish Refugee Council representatives in the Mironovskiy settlement area whose mission is to gather information about the situation in the Republic and the disposition and strength of People’s Militia forces and hardware,” the spokesman said.

“Ukrainian armed forces can use the obtained information to carry out provocations in the LPR territory and Kiev-controlled areas,” 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 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 — 17 May — Lugansk