“According to the scoreboard, which was drawn up within the working group that negotiated in Minsk, tomorrow we should precede to the next stage of de-escalation of the conflict in the east of the country - the process of removal of weapons with caliber less than 100 mm, which to take place in the Donetsk region,” stated speaker of General Staff Vladyslav Selezniov.
"All we need to do it is to fully implement the agreements discussed by the working group in Minsk, and coordinated within the "Normandy Quartet". There are two key positions. The first is absolute control of this process by representatives of OSCE mission, and the second is following the ceasefire in the area of ATO," he added.
Russian-backed militants state that the weapons with caliber smaller than 100mm from their side to start form Debaltsevo. this operation will have three stages: first they to take back the arms from Debaltsevo direction, then from the south of the region, and last section is the boundary line adjacent to the so-called capital of Donetsk People's Republic.