Security subgroup makes headway in finalising disengagement document – JCCC

June 23, 2020 19:21

Donetsk, Jun 23 – DAN. The Minsk security subgroup has made progress at the talks via videoconference on Tuesday in coordinating the document on the disengagement of forces and hardware in Donbass, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.

“The parties reached certain progress in coordinating another important document, the Addendum to the Framework Agreement of September 21, 2016, on disengagement of forces and hardware, which handles the issues overlooked by the principal document,” the report said.

The negotiators reached consensus on a number of Addendum provisions, but ran out of time and adjourned until the next meeting.

The Framework Agreement’s objective was to disengage the warring sides avoiding the risk of clashes and shelling.  The document set three pilot security areas: Petrovskoye in the DPR (official name is Petrovskoye-Bogdanovka disengagement zone No 3) and Stanitsa Luganskaya and Zolotoye in the LPR.

During the talks at the summit of the “Normandy Four” leaders (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine) on December 9, 2019, a decision was made to disengage the conflicting parties in three more areas.*jk