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Donetsk regional administration reveals plan of disengagement of forces in Donbas

There will be two stages: the actual disengagement of troops on both sides, and the dismantling of engineering constructions, as well as further mine clearing
15:56, 8 October 2019

Donbas conflict area
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Currently, the Ukrainian side takes steps to disengage troops in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. The process will be taking place gradually, in two stages: the actual disengagement of troops on both sides, and the dismantling of engineering constructions, as well as further mine clearing. Donetsk regional state administration reported that on Tuesday.

As of October 8, phase one is complete in Stanytsia Luhanska. The dismantling of fortifications is yet underway.

The disengagement is conducted within the range of 1 km from the division line; it is supposed to be carried out by both warring sides.

The said three sections are 3 km in total length, with 410 kilometers of the common division line.

The Armed Forces are technically ready for disengagement; the new positions are being prepared for several weeks now.

Related: Russia cannot guarantee disengagement of troops in Donbas, - Peskov

The main condition of the disengagement to start is to adhere to the ceasefire in the disengagement sections over the course of seven days.

"The OSCE SMM follows the process, and the Joint Control and Coordination Centre controls it", reads the message as posted on the regional state administration's website.

The authority added that mine-clearing works will be conducted in the disengagement sections. The Ukrainian police will remain in these sections; moreover, police units will be reinforced in these areas.

Related: Troops' disengagement in Zolote planned on October 9

 

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