Disengagement of forces in Petrіvske is last step towards Normandy Summit, - Ukraine's MFA

Minister of Foreign Affairs said that disengagement would happen in the case of ceasefire regime’s maintenance
08:05, 30 October 2019


Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystayko commented on disengagement of forces in Zolote, which took place on October 29, on his Twitter page. He also noted that the next deployment of forces in Petrivske would be the last step towards holding a Normandy Summit.

"Today, Ukraine has begun the disengagement of forces in Zolote. The next stop is Petrivske (if there is a ceasefire regime). We are fulfilling our part of the peace agreements and expect the same from Russia. One last step towards holding a summit in the Normandy format in November," Prystayko wrote.

Related: Petrivske to become next area of forces’ disengagement in Donbas

As we reported earlier, the process of the disengagement of forces and equipment in Zolote village in the Luhansk region began, the next disengagement will be in Petrivske. Vadym Pristayko, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that to journalists in Mariupol, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Disengagement on the agreed sites will take place before a Normandy Four summit. Disengagement in Zolote is underway now. We're starting from today... This is the disengagement of the forces deployed directly along the contact line," Prystayko told reporters in Mariupol on Tuesday.

According to him, the disengagement process will be confirmed by monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine.

Related: Disengagement of forces in Zolote of Luhansk region to last three days, - Joint Operation Forces HQ

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