LPR prosecutors question some 180 Ukrainian prisoners

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Lugansk People’s Republic prosecutors have questioned some 180 Ukrainian prisoners, acting head of the LPR Prosecutor General’s Office Department for Monitoring Compliance with Law in Military Sphere Alexander Alexandrov said.

“PGO investigators have questioned some 180 members of Ukrainian armed formations who were taken prisoner or surrendered of their own accord in the LPR territory,” Alexandrov said.

The PRO is finding out if the servicemen were involved in crimes against LPR civilians, he added. 

Ealier, Alexandrov said that more than 30 LPR civilians have been killed in strikes by Kiev forces since the conflict line escalation in February.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The peace talks participants 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords.

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. As of now, some 80 percent of the LPR territory has been liberated. *i*s

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