MOSCOW, July 4. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops have violated the ceasefire regime three times over the past 24 hours, the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic told LuganskInformCenter on Saturday.
On Friday evening, fire was delivered from the direction of a Ukrainian roadblock on the village of Donetsky from 120-millimeter mortars, as well as on the village of Zhelobok from an automatic grenade launcher. Besides, Zhelobok was also shelled from tanks on Friday evening and from 120-mm mortars overnight to Saturday.
On February 12, the Contact Group on settlement of the conflict in Donbass signed in Minsk the Package of Measures on implementation of the Minsk Agreements, and a ceasefire was announced from February 15 along the contact line.
Besides, in line with the document, cannon artillery with calibers of 100 millimeters and more was to be withdrawn from the disengagement line to a distance of 50 kilometers, and multiple launch rocket systems to 70-140 km depending on their firing range.
On June 24, the foreign ministers of the Normandy Four (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France) at a meeting in Paris called on the participants of the internal Ukrainian conflict in Donbass to achieve by June 26 an agreement on pullback of tanks and a number of other armaments with the calibers of less than 100 mm.
Later plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) at the Contact Group talks Denis Pushilin said the agreement on withdrawal of armaments with the calibers of less than 100 mm could be signed July 7 at a meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk.