Kiev derails third attempt in a row to renew disengagement in Petrovskoye

October 11, 2019 13:08

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. The Ukrainian side has derailed the third attempt to renew disengagement in the Zolotoye area, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“Today was the final day for practical measures in accordance with the plan on disengagement. (The measures) have not transpired meaning the plan is derailed. We shall wait for the Minsk talks where the situation might be clarified.”

On October 9 and 10 DPR attempted to begin the renewal of disengagement, but Ukraine failed to fight a flare to notify the Republic on its willingness to proceed.

October 11 attempt ended up in the same way.

The Contact Group endorsed a plan to eliminate violations in Petrovskoye (DPR) and Zolotoye (LPR) on October 1, the process is to take 30 days and to begin on October 7.

LPR and DPR representatives initialed a Framework Agreement on pullback of forces in Donbass on September 21-23, 2016, which was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE. The document provides for three disengagement areas around Zolotoye, Stanitsa Luganskaya (LPR territory) and Petrovskoe (DPR territory). Security zones of at least zone two km wide and two km long are to be established in each sector.

The Framework Agreement is key to further bilateral withdrawal of forces from the contact line which could significantly contribute to the peaceful settlement in the region. *ot*pp