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Ukrainian side confirms preparations for disengagement of forces in Petrivske, Donetsk region

Meanwhile, in the area of Zolote-4, measures are being taken to demine the territory
08:35, 7 November 2019

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Ukrainian army has started its preparations for the disengagement of forces and military equipment in Petrivske, located on the demarcation line. This was reported by the press center of Joint Forces Operation HQ.

It is emphasized that the Ukrainian side intends to withdraw its troops in area №3 - Bohdanivka - Petrivske.

Practical activities are scheduled to begin on November 8, 2019, in case the ceasefire regime is not being violated for 7 days.

Related: Minister of Defense speaks on date of disengagement of forces in Petrivske

Meanwhile, there are ongoing measures in the area of ​​Zolote-4 to demine the territory: technical inspections, demining of roads and roadsides, minefield clearance are being executed. Five groups of State Emergency Service of Ukraine are involved.

On October 6, 10.4 hectares of the territory were checked and nine explosive items were removed. The mine clearance works will continue up until November 9.

As we reported earlier, Kremlin believes that it is early to talk about the holding of the Normandy Format meeting until the end of 2019.

“We are closely following the situation. Any report that the disengagement of forces is disrupted raises deep concern. We hope that despite the difficulties, the process will be finished, finalized,” Spokesperson of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said.

Related: Troops withdrawal in Petrivske may happen no sooner than on November 8, - Ukrainian Joint Forces Commander

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