Donetsk, Oct 4 – DAN. DPR People’s Militia is expecting demining and the withdrawal of forces and hardware in the Petrovskoye-Bogdanovka disengagement area, the Defense’s press service said.
“The disengagement includes pull-back of forces that is to take place step by step, and demining of land to be confirmed by the OSCE SMM.”
The DPR People’s Militia is fully ready for the measures to eliminate violations of withdrawal agreements.
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