Disengagement starts in Petrivske: Signal flares from both sides launched

The disengagement should be held mirrorways at a distance of one kiometer from the contact line
13:12, 9 November 2019

Ukrainian troops with M-16

The Armed Forces of Ukraine and representatives of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic"'s militants launched signal missiles that means the start of the disengagement. The event is taking place in Petrivske settlement located in Donetsk region. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported that. 

In the beginning, both sides launched white flares, stating their readiness for separation of forces and resources. Then the beginning of disengagement was marked by green flares, which serve as high signs to start the separation of troops on the area of Bohdanivka-Petrivske. 

Earlier, the Ukrainian side stated it was ready to start the practical phase of disengagement of forces and resources near Bohdanivka and Petrivske settlements on October 9. 

The HQ of the Joint Forces added a photo of the OSCE SMM Observation Mision, which was located near Bohdanivka at 11 a.m.; the settlement is on the territory, which is not occupied by the Russian Federation.

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