Pro-Russian militants disrupted the disengagement of the forces and equipment near Bohdanivka and Petrovske as the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook.
“Today, on November 8, at 12:00 p.m. Ukrainian side was ready to begin the practical process of the disengagement of the forces and equipment at area 3 near Bohdanivka and Petrovske, Donetsk region. The date was established considering the last violation of the ceasefire regime at area 3, which was spotted on October 30, 2019. This fact is documented at the daily report of the OSCE SMM dated October 31. The message on the readiness to the disengagement on November 8 did not come from the enemy. Thus, the enemy disrupted not only the process of the division but also violated the international agreements once more,” the HQ reported.
As we reported the seven-day ceasefire in Petrivske has been complied with, and Ukrainian side is ready to start disengagement of forces and equipment at the Bohdanivka-Petrivske sector, located on the demarcation line, today, at 12:00, under the condition of mirrored actions.
Later Martin Sajdik, the OSCE Special Envoy stated that the disengagement of troops in the area of Petrivske (Donetsk region) should begin on November 9 at 12 a.m. Kyiv time.
As we reported earlier, on October 1, the sides agreed on the beginning of the disengagement of the forces in Zolote (Luhansk region) and Petrovske (Donetsk region) during the Trilateral Contact Group session.
On October 29, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko stated that the process of the disengagement of forces and equipment in Zolote village in the Luhansk region has begun, the next disengagement would be in Petrivske.
Later, the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation confirmed the disengagement of forces in Zolote, Luhansk region.
On November 1, the mirror disengagement of the forces was completed in Zolote-4.