Trilateral group on Donbas conflict mediation might hold urgent meeting
10:11, 8 October 2015

Trilateral group on Donbas conflict mediation might hold urgent meeting

The sides must discuss the appropriate reaction on yesterdays' truce violation, performed by Russian-backed militants

10:11, 8 October 2015

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ATO press center states that Trilateral Contact Group on stabilization situation in eastern Ukraine is negotiating about holding an extraordinary meeting after yesterdays’ ceasefire violation. 

At 12.25 am near Troitske, Luhansk region, the militants carried out an attack against Ukrainian positions using antitank guided missile. As a result, four Ukrainian wounded. The fact of attack was recorded by the OSCE observers and the Joint Center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the boundary.

Recalling, September 29, Trilateral contact group in Minsk signed the agreement on withdrawal of small-caliber weapons from the contact line with Russia-backed militants in Donbas. October 5, 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" (Luhansk region), and then the other sectors (from east to west). 

Yesterday the U.S. adopted a bill on weapons supply to Ukraine for defending against actions by Russia and Russian-backed separatists that violate the ceasefire agreements.

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