Disengagement of forces in Petrivske to begin on November 4, - Zelensky

President of Ukraine noted that the disengagement will begin on November 4, if the ceasefire regime is observed over a period of seven days
13:20, 31 October 2019

Ukrainian troops with M-16

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that disengagement of forces and equipment in the area of ​​Petrivske should start on November 4. The president said this during the press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

"For our part, we started a disengagement in Katerynivka. If everything is safe in Petrivske through a week - there should be seven days of silence - it seems to me that on November, 4 we should start disengagement in Petrivske as well," Zelensky said.

Related: Militants break ceasefire in Zolote, Petrivske where disengagement was to take place, - Olifer

In his turn, NATO Secretary General noted that members of Alliance support the progress of the disengagement of forces and equipment in Donbas. Stoltenberg also called on Russia to bring an end to its support for militants in eastern Ukraine and to withdraw its weapons and equipment.

As we reported earlier, NATO positively assessed the disengagement of forces near Zolote in the Luhansk region. In addition, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reminded Russia about its responsibility for implementing Minsk agreements. Interfax-Ukraine agency reported this.   

Stoltenberg added he wanted the disengagement in Stanytsia Luhanska to serve as an example.

“We welcome all the efforts for disengagement aimed at the peaceful settlement of the conflict. We have seen some progress in Stanytsia Luhanska and wanted this example to be hereditary,” Jens Stoltenberg said.

Related: Petrivske to become next area of forces’ disengagement in Donbas

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