Minsk Trilateral Contact Group agrees on beginning of disengagement of forces in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky reassured the locals that the disengagement will not influence their security
21:17, 1 October 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Official website of the President of Ukraine

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, as 112 Ukraine reported citing President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The agreement was reached at the beginning of the disengagement of the forces; besides, I congratulate everyone on the beginning; we really believe in it, in Petrovske and Zolote. I want to reassure the local citizens; I guarantee personally that you will be protected and the disengagement will not influence your security. The example of it is the situation in Stanytsia Luhanska, where the successful disengagement of the forces took place; the pedestrian bridge is under restoration now and we plan to build the fundamental bridge until the end of November,” Zelensky stated.

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Earlier, Zelensky stated that Ukraine reported on the agreement of Steinmeier formula text in response to the letter of OSCE Special Representative in Trilateral Contac Group Martin Sajdik.

On June 26, it was reported that the first stage of the withdrawal of Ukrainian units under the supervision of the OSCE mission took place in the Stanytsia Luhanska.

The disengagement of troops in Stanytsia Luhanska is an improvement of the Armed Forces in this section of the combat area.

On June 28, the OSCE SMM observers confirmed that the withdrawal of the troops took place near Stanytsia Luhanska, from both sides, Armed Forces of Ukraine and militants.

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