Donetsk, Jan 13 – DAN. The servicemembers of the Ukrainian 53rd brigade have been spotted in the area of the Petrovskoye-Bogdanovka disengagement zone, the DPR People’s Militia said.
“Two civilian vehicles carrying eight fighters of the 53rd brigade have been seen moving across the former Ukrainian positions,” the report reads.
The framework agreement on disengagement of forces in Donbass was signed in late September 2016. The objective was to disengage the warring sides to avoid the risk of clashes and shelling. The document set three pilot security areas: Petrovskoye in the DPR and Stanitsa Luganskaya and Zolotoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic. The disengagement was finalized at all the three areas by the late 2019.
The presence of weapons and military personnel is banned in those areas. The OSCE SMM patrols are monitoring the situation.
The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire were signed at the Contact Group meeting on July 22 to reinforce and control the indefinite ceasefire in effect since July 21, 2019, the latest in the series of more than 20 reconfirmation and announcements of the “silence regime”. The package came into effect on July 27. *ot