24 LPR residents killed in Ukrainian army strikes since February 17 - JCCC

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Twenty-four civilians have been killed in strikes by Kiev forces since February 17, the Lugansk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.

“Seventy-one civilians have become victims of Ukrainian armed formations aggression in the designated period (from February 17 to May 5); of those 24 were killed and 47 were wounded,” the report said. “One child was killed and another four were wounded.”

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The members of the Contact Group on conflict settlement have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i

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