Both parties to Donbas conflict continue to mine territories – monitors

Дата: 08 April 2016
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Both parties to the Donbas conflict continue to mine the territories in violation of the Minsk Agreements.

Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug said this at the briefing, the Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) online newspaper reports.

Hug noted that the monitors had seen last week how the Ukrainian servicemen had been mining the area near Zolote town in Luhansk region.

At the same time, the monitors noticed three mines attached to a tree in Petrovske village in the militant-controlled territory.

This week, we have seen for the first time an antipersonnel land mine near the checkpoint of the so-called ‘LPR’ by the bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska,” Hug said.

The parties to the conflict agreed to start mine clearance at the Trilateral Contact Group meeting in Minsk on March 2.

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