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19 October 2020, 14:54

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US and Turkey send in reporters to Donbass to stage fake reports on ceasefire violations

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LUGANSK, October 19 (Lugansk Media Centre) – US and Turkey have sent journalists to Donbass to film fake news reports on violations of the ceasefire by the LPR, said LPR People's Militia press officer Yakov Osadchiy.

"Ukrainian Combined Task Force Sever (North) commander Col Alexey Shandar, Army HQ officers and representatives of the Associated Press, PBS NewsHour и Anadolu Agency arrived to the CTF area of responsibility to (stage reports) on LPR violations and Ukrainian commitment to the ceasefire."

The agencies are responsible for "shooting news reports where they will accuse the LPR People's Militia of the violations of the Additional Measures."

The Contact Group agreed the tighter ceasefire control measures in Donbass starting at 00:01, July 27 at the July 22 videoconference. The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire include: ban on offensive or reconnaissance operations, ban on using any aerial vehicles, ban on fire, including sniper fire; ban on deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and adjacent territories, first of all, to civilian infrastructure, including schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public premises;    effective implementation of disciplinary measures against violators of the ceasefire and notification the Contact Group Coordinator thereof, who further notifies all its participants;  establishing and employing a coordination mechanism for reacting to ceasefire violations with assistance of the JCCC with its current membership; retaliatory fire in case of an offensive is allowed only in case it is opened on the order of appropriate command of the Ukrainian armed forces or LPR, DPR People's Militia after unsuccessful attempt to employ the above mentioned mechanism. The Contact Group shall be notified of such orders.

LuganskMediaCentre — 19 October — Lugansk