The Ukrainian military violated ceasefire on the front line in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) three times over the past 24 hours, the LPR representative to the Joint Centre for Ceasefire Control and Coordination (JCCCC) informed on February 28.
The representative said that the Ukrainian military shelled Lozovoye, Nizhneye and Logvinovo villages during February 27. The Ukrainian armed forces fired 16 mortar shells from 120mm mortars prohibited under the Minsk agreements.
The JCCC observers reported that the shelling began at 5.40 p.m. (Moscow time zone), the fire came from the area of Svetlodarsk village occupied by the Ukrainian forces, where the military of the 59th Ukrainian army’s brigade are stationed. At 6.25 and 6.50 p.m. (Moscow time zone), soldiers of this brigade opened fire from their positions in Mironovskiy village occupied by Ukraine.
The JCCCC representative reported that the infrastructure of the settlements and residents’ buildings were not damaged by the shelling. There were no casualties among the residents and servicemen of the republic.
On February 26, the Ukrainian military shelled the LPR settlements five times. The Ukrainian armed forces opened fire on the villages of Nizhneye Lozovoye, Kalinovo-Borshchevatoye, and Kalinovka. The Ukrainian soldiers used 82mm mortars, various grenade launchers and small arms, the enemy fired a total of 53 rounds of ammunition.
A representative of the LPR People’s Militia reported that the Ukrainian military continues to redeploy heavy military equipment from the rear closer to the front line.
In Rubezhnoye village occupied by the Ukrainian military, a towed 152mm howitzer and two 152mm self-propelled artillery vehicles of the 40th Ukrainian army’s brigade were spotted at the railway station, which violates the terms of the Minsk agreements.
The Minsk agreements prescribe the parties to the civil conflict to cease fire and withdraw all 100mm caliber weapons from the front line to a distance guaranteeing that they cannot be used for the shelling and to place them in special areas to facilitate inspection.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency