Disengagement starts in three sections in Donbas today, - Marchuk

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Yevhen Marchuk, four more sections defined already
18:59, 22 September 2016

Disengagement of the parties to the conflict starts in three sections in Donbas today. Yevhen Marchuk, representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk announced that during his briefing.

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“Practically, the agreement enters its new quality level. If the disengagement goes well, then actually it means new quality – the disengagement of the military units from the line of contact. The main goal is obviously to withdraw troops along the entire contact line. Disengagement starts in three sections today. Another four are already defined. We will have some other details on the other sections for disengagement on October 5,” – said Marchuk.

"Yes. We do have plan to increase the number of sections to 50,” – he said, answering the reporters’ question on the further intentions to increase the number of such areas.

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SMM OSCE is constantly monitoring and verifying the process of disengagement on the approved sections for the division of the parties to the conflict in accordance with the framework agreement, singed yesterday, on September 21, in Minsk.

The three sections 2 x 2 square meters were defined to be created near villages of Zolote, Petrivske and Stanitsya Luhanska. The effect of a treaty may be applied to other sections of the battlefront, however they are to be defined during further consultations.

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