Ukrainian Defense’s statement shows Kiev’s reluctance to disengage in Petrovskoye

November 01, 2019 19:01
Фото: село Петровское, архив

Donetsk, Nov 1 – DAN. Ukraine keeps seeking pretexts to postpone the elimination of violations in the Petrovskoye disengagement area, the DPR Mission to the JCCC said.

The statement came as Ukraine’s defense minister Andrey Zagorodnyuk announced later dates for the beginning of the disengagement citing ceasefire violations on October 30.

“Ukraine used the same tactics in Stanitsa Luganskaya where they intentionally resorted to shelling to derail the disengagement. Ukraine should stop this practice and fulfill the assumed obligations,” the statement reads.

The members of the Contact Group have agreed to commence the renewal of the disengagement on November 4.

“We shall implement the agreements in time,” the DPR Mission said.*ot