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The Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime (JCCC), on the Donbas contact line, denounced this Friday that the Ukrainian security forces fired again on the territory of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR, for its acronym in Russian).

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According to the JCCC, Kiev would have “seriously violated the ceasefire, including with the use of heavy weapons”, after, according to its version, the Ukrainian army fired on the settlements of Molochny and Veselenkoe, controlled by the independent republic of Luhansk.

They also accuse Ukraine of having fired on the Zelenaya Roshcha district, in the suburbs of Lugansk, using 120mm and 82mm mortars and grenade launchers.

On Thursday, the Donbas republics announced that the situation on the contact line had deteriorated and that Kiev was ignoring earlier agreements. At the same time, Ukraine claims that it intends to solve the problem through political and diplomatic means.



Ukraine and Lugansk have accused each other of continuing to shell positions in Donbas. According to the commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces, Lieutenant General Alexander Pavlyuk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) return fire “only when there is a real threat to the military”.

However, the LPR representative office in the JCCC also stated that Ukraine recorded four more violations of the ceasefire, as according to a mission official, the Ukrainian security forces were shelling in the direction of the settlements of Molodezhnoye, Zolote -5, Slavyanoserbsk and Sokolniki, controlled by the LPR.

The fire was carried out with the help of anti-tank guided missiles, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, it said.



In addition, the head of the LPR government, Leonid Pasechnik, said that the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) are ready to give a worthy rebuff to Kiev at any time. “Unfortunately, the Ukrainian government has learned nothing from the life lessons [y] It regularly violates the Minsk agreements, which only shows Ukraine’s political weakness.”

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has been going on for almost eight years, during which time, according to the United Nations (UN), more than 13,000 people have been killed and some 44,000 more have been injured.

The de-escalation is being discussed at a contact group meeting in the Belarusian capital, based on the Minsk agreements.

The document foresees a constitutional reform, a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact.

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