The disengagement in Stanitsya Luhanska is impossible yet due to heavy shelling. This was announced by the press-service of the Ministry of Defense.
“Russian occupational troops shelled 10 Ukrainian Armed Forces positions times in Luhansk direction during last 24 hours. Specifically, near the checkpoint in Stanitsya Luhanska. This means that Armed Forces can’t conduct disengagement in Luhansk direction at the moment,” – reads the message.
They also stressed that Ukrainian side is fulfilling its obligations to disengage forces and hardware.
As we reported earlier, the disengagement of forces and hardware has been held successfully near Petrivske close to the contact line in Donetsk region.
Framework agreement on disengagement of the parties to the conflict was signed in Minsk on September 21. SMM OSCE was supposed to constantly monitor and verify the process of disengagement on the three approved sections for the division of the parties to the conflict in accordance with this agreement. The three sections 2 x 2 square meters were defined to be created near villages of Zolote, Petrivske and Stanitsya Luhanska. The positive effect of a treaty could have been applied to other sections of the battlefront.