LPR opens retaliatory fire, neutralizes one Ukrainian fighter

Military&Defence 

LPR People's Militia opened retaliatory fire on Ukrainian positions, preliminary neutralizing one Ukrainian service member, the Republican Defence said.

Ukrainian armed forces targeted Donetskiy earlier in the day killing one LPR defender.

"Forced retaliatory fire with weapons not banned under the Minsk Agreements suppressed the enemy's fire," the report reads.

"Preliminary, one Ukrainian gunmen was killed, two injured.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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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. *t

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