LUGANSK, 14 Mar – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian security forces opened fire from grenade launchers at the village of Molodezhnoe, controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, the press service of the People's Militia of the LPR told reporters on Sunday.
Earlier, the LPR office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime stated that the Ukrainian security forces had not opened fire on the territory of the republic the previous day. “Since the beginning of this day, one violation of the ceasefire regime has been recorded,” a spokesman said.
He clarified that the shelling on the village of Molodezhnoye was conducted from a grenade launcher from the positions of the 92nd brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. service.
Earlier, additional measures to ensure a ceasefire came into force in Donbass. These measures imply a complete ban on firing, placing weapons in and near settlements, offensive and reconnaissance and sabotage actions. In addition, they provide for disciplinary liability for violations of the ceasefire. Ceasefire orders containing measures to maintain it must be in effect until the conflict is fully resolved.
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict.
The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass is being discussed, in particular, during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, even after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, shootings continue.