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Kiev forces violate ceasefire 4 times over last 24 hours — LPR people’s militia

July 02, 2015, 10:48 UTC+3 MOSCOW
No one was injured in the incidents, the LPR people’s militia noted
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MOSCOW, July 2. /TASS/. The Kiev forces have violated ceasefire regime four times over the last 24 hours on the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), LPR people’s militia told Luhansk Inform Center on Thursday.

"On July 1 at 1:30pm, the Kiev forces opened fire on the Molodezhnoye settlement from the Zolotoye settlement from a mortar of 82mm caliber. At 9:20pm, a shelling of the Zhelobok settlement was registered from the Novotoshkovka settlement from a mortar of 82mm caliber and automatic grenade launcher," the people’s militia said.

At 10:55pm, the Lastochkino Gnezdo (Swallow’s Nest) recreation center was shelled from the Stanista Luganskaya settlement from an infantry carrier vehicle and automatic grenade launcher. The Zhelobok settlement was shelled again from Novotoshkovka at 11.20pm. No one was injured in the incidents, the LPR people’s militia noted.

Minsk agreements on Ukraine

The Minsk accords on the Ukrainian settlement were signed on February 12, after negotiations in the so-called "Normandy format" in the Belarusian capital Minsk, bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The talks lasted for around 14 hours. Simultaneously, a meeting of the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement was held in Minsk.

The Minsk agreements envisage ceasefire, heavy weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local elections in Donbas, constitutional reform in Ukraine and establishing working sub-groups on security, political, economy and humanitarian components of the Minsk accords.

The Ukrainian forces and the self-defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics have repeatedly accused each other of violating ceasefire and other points of the Minsk agreements.

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