LPR to continue offensive to drive away Kiev army to safe distance - Pasechnik

Lugansk People’s Republic militia units will continue the offensive until Kiev forces have been driven away to a safe distance, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik said.

“The LPR militia units will have to continue their advance to push the enemy to a safe distance, so that their hardware, weapons and ammunition do not reach our territory,” Pasechnik said.

He said that despite the liberation of the whole territory of the Republic, Kiev forces continue to shell LPR towns with high-precision weapons destroying civil infrastructure and killing civilians.

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 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i*t

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