Mine-clearing works in Bohdanivka, Petrivske over, - Ukrainian military

On Thursday noon, the government forces began to dismantle fortifications in the disengagement area
17:58, 21 November 2019

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The Ukrainian military completed the demining works in Bohdanivka and Petrivske. Bohdan Petryk, the press officer of the 128th Detached Mountain Assault Brigade reported that as quoted by Radio Liberty.

"The mine-clearing works were done at 12 a.m. on November 20. And today, November 21, we began to dismantle fortifications and other objects of military purpose", he said.

The disengagement of forces and vehicles in Petrivske began on November 9. Ukraine's armed forces and militants of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" fired flares, which meant they were ready to begin. The demining works kicked off on November 13.

Related: Finland to allocate 600 000 euros for mine clearance in Stanytsia Luhanska

Prior to that, the disengagement took place in the areas of Stanytsia Luhanska and Zolote (both in Luhansk region). 

The disengagement of forces in Donbas is a condition for the meeting in the Normandy Four format (Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia), where leaders of the countries plan to discuss further steps to solve the conflict. The meeting is supposed to take place in Paris on December 9.

Related: Mine clearance process began in Zolote settlement in Donbas

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