LPR militiaman wounded as Ukrainian forces shell Kalinovo

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A Lugansk People’s Republic militiaman was wounded as Kiev forces shelled the Kalinovo township, the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.

“At 10:00 on July 20, Ukrainian armed formations at the Novozvanovka settlement area opened small arms fire from at Kalinovo wounding an LPR militiaman,” the report said.

LPR representatives at the JCCC immediately reported the incident to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and the Ukrainian Office at the JCCC.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. *i*s

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