Ukrainian side informed the OSCE about the location of artillery and militants near Petrovske village, which is close to Donetsk, as stated by the message management Intelligence Service of Ukraine.
"The Ukrainian side informed the OSCE that near Donetsk and Petrovske some hostile artillery systems with caliber over 100 mm (self-propelled artillery) are located," as said in a statement. The Ukrainian side stressed that the location of large-caliber weapons in these areas is a violation of Minsk agreements.
5 October a 41-day operation of weapons removal has been launched. Tanks T-64 and T-72, antitank gun D-48 and D-44, 85 mm mortars and 2B-82 of 9-millimeter caliber are to be pulled back from the contact line of the eastern Ukraine. The arms withdrawal will be launched in turn: first the sector "A", and then the other sectors (from east to west). 14 days are given for the removal of certain armament and armored vehicles from sector "A".
The agreement on withdrawal of armament less than 100 mm caliber from the contact line in Donbas came into force October 3, the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced after the meeting in the "Norman format" in Paris on Friday, October 2. Earlier, on September 29, Trilateral contact group in Minsk signed an agreement on withdrawal of small-caliber weapons from the contact line with Russia-backed militants in Donbas.