Donetsk, Oct 2 – DAN. The disengagement of forces in Petrovskoye area is scheduled for October, 3d, DPR Ministry of Defense announced.
"Via the Joint Center for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) and OSCE, we agreed a new date with the Ukrainian side for the disengagement of forces and hardware in Petrovskoye area. That is October, 3d," DAN news agency interlocutor said.
According to DPR Defence Ministry, the pullback will be monitored by Russia’s chief representative to the JCCC General Sergey Medvedskiy.
The disengagement in Petrovskoye was to start on October, 1, but was disrupted by the Ukrainian side.
DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko signed the Agreement on the Disengagement of Forces and Hardware in Donbass on September, 23. Earlier the document was signed by LPR Head Igor Plotnitsky and representatives of OSCE, Russia and Ukraine. The framework agreement covers disengagement of forces and military hardware in three zones: near Petrovskoye in DPR and Zolotoye and Stanitsa Luganskaya in LPR.
According to the document the disengagement should be completed within 30 days in each area of at least 2 km by 2 km. Sides should pull back forces synchronically under OSCE monitors observance. Once the disengagement is complete no servicemen are allowed in the areas except for the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) observers.