Ukrainian army units return to Petrovskoye disengagement area

March 06, 2020 12:36

Donetsk, Mar 6 – DAN. Ukrainian forces established new positions within the Petrovskoye-Bogdanovka disengagement area, the DPR People’s Militia said.

“Lately our observers at the positions close to the disengagement area No.3 in the vicinity of Petrovskoye and Bogdanovka spotted occupants returning to their former positions within the disengagement zone and organizing positions,” the report reads.

The troops who returned to the disengagement area repeatedly shelled Ukrainian positions on the outskirts of Viktotovka to blame DPR for the violations of ceasefire.

The latest attacks were recorded on March 5 at 7.15 and 7.30 p.m.

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 Normandy Four summit has set a goal of disengaging forces in three new areas. The talks to define coordinates of the security areas are ongoing. *ot