SMM OSCE confirm partial disengagement of “some military personnel and hardware” in the village of Pertivske in Donetsk region, however they can’t ensure full-scale monitoring due to lack of safe conditions. This was announced on the Facebook page of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.
“SMM patrols observed partial disengagement of some military personnel and hardware by both sides of the conflict from the area of disengagement near the villages of Petrivske and Bohdanivka,” – reads the message.
SMM, however, does not have access to all areas of disengagement "because of the restrictions on freedom of movement and the absence of security guarantees".
The OSCE stresses that ensuring full access and security for the observers is an obligation, so both militants and Ukraine’s Armed Forces are responsible for promoting this.
As we reported earlier, the disengagement of forces and hardware has been held successfully near Petrivske close to the contact line in Donetsk region.
The disengagement in Stanitsya Luhanska is impossible yet due to heavy shelling. This was announced by the press-service of the Ministry of Defense.
Framework agreement on disengagement of the parties to the conflict was signed in Minsk on September 21. The three sections 2 x 2 square meters were defined to be created near villages of Zolote, Petrivske and Stanitsya Luhanska. The positive effect of a treaty could have been applied to other sections of the battlefront.