Disengagement of forces begins near Stanytsia Luhanska in Donbas

18:32, 26 June 2019

Division of forces began near Stanytsia Luhanska in Donbas. The process of moving the troops away from the contact line in the war-affected eastern Ukraine will be running for three days. The distance between the Ukrainian troops and Russian invaders will grow from 400 meters to two kilometers.

The defensive bunkers and firing positions will be gradually dismantled. Car traffic will be restored across the checkpoint, if the previously destroyed bridge in this area is rebuilt. The division of forces has been planned since 2016, but militants have been disrupting it on a regular basis.