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Kiev forces violate ceasefire regime 12 times over last 24 hours — LPR people’s militia

September 21, 2015, 10:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to LPR people’s militia, ceasefire regime is not observed
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MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/. Kiev forces have violated ceasefire regime 12 times over the last 24 hours on the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), LPR people’s militia said on Monday.

"Ceasefire regime is not observed, 12 shellings by the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been registered over the last 24 hours," LuhanskInformCenter quoted LPR people’s militia as saying.

On Sunday, September 20, Ukrainian forces shelled the settlement of Pervomaisk from the settlement of Zolotoye with small arms. The settlement of Kalinovka was shelled from the side of a dam near the Luganskoye settlement. "Kiev forces used small arms, automatic grenade launchers, mortars of 82mm caliber," the people’s militia said.

Height 266.2 was also shelled from the Luhanskoye settlement, and the settlement of Kalinovo was shelled from small arms and automatic grenade launchers from the settlement of Troitskoye. The settlement of Logvinov was shelled from tanks from the Luganskoye settlement.

At the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk on August 26, the participants confirmed their plans to ensure ceasefire in Donbas from September 1. OSCE’s (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Special Representative in Ukraine Martin Sajdik said that it is necessary for ensuring security at schools along the contact line. Over the last days, only few violations of ceasefire regime were registered in Donbass, with the most serious case registered overnight to September 5, when one civilian was killed and two others injured.

Minsk agreements on Ukraine

The Minsk accords 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 Minsk accords envisage ceasefire, weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local election 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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