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Militia source reports 11 cases of shelling in Ukraine's Lugansk republic

June 15, 2016, 10:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Another Ukraine Contact Group meeting is due on June 15

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MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. A source in the the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR)  Defense Ministry has reported 11 cases of shelling in the unrecognized republic over the past 24 hours. The fire attacks were mounted with weapons that are to be withdrawn from the line of contact in accordance with the Minsk agreements, the source told the LuganskInformTsentr news agency.

According to the source the village of Lozovoye was shelled five times from the area close to Luganskoye urban type settlement. The Ukrainian armed forces mounted fire attacks using infantry combat vehicles, 120mm and 82mm mortars, mounted anti-tank grenade launchers, ZU 23-2 anti-aircraft guns and small arms. The area near the village of Kalinovka was too shelled from the direction of Luganskoye.

The Ukrainian military shelled the area near Veselogorovka village twice from the Troitskoye village area using mounted anti-tank grenade launchers and 120mm mortars. Kalinovo village was shelled with 120mm mortars from the area near Novozvanovka village.

The area near Golubovskoye populated locality was also shelled with mounted anti-tank grenade launchers and mounted automatic grenade launchers. Logvinovo village was shelled with 120mm mortars from the area close to Mironovsky settlement.

"No casualties," the LPR people’s militia said.

On June 10,  the Contact Group on the settlement in eastern Ukraine held emergency video conference talks on request from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The participants in the meeting pointed to the need of observing the ceasefire and agreed to investigate the fire attacks by the next Contact Group meeting due on June 15. Members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) and the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination (JCCC) are to take part in it.

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