Kiev forces have shelled the Lugansk People’s Republic 1,199 times using heavy weapons since the beginning of the special military operation (SVO), the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC) reported.
“Since the start of the SVO, the LPR Office at the JCCC has recorded 1,199 strikes at LPR areas by Ukrainian armed formations which used heavy weapons,” the JCCC said.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Earlier, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance. On July 3, the LPR militia and Russian armed forces fully liberated the LPR territory from Ukrainian armed formations.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force. *i*t