The unilateral withdrawal of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass military equipment caliber of 100 millimeters away from the contact line demonstrates their commitment to the Minsk agreements and in fact leaves Kiev pretexts to delay the peace process, says member of the public Council under the Russian defense Ministry Igor Korotchenko.
on Sunday, the militia Donetsk and Lugansk national republics in the hands of individual has begun the removal of equipment and weapons of a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres from the line of contact. In the evening on Sunday, the people's militia LNR stated that it had completed the challenge, with the exception of the residential settlement Happiness. The militia DND on the first day of the week by the news that continues to challenge.
"the proposals of the DPR and LPR about the removal of the weapons of a calibre less than 100 mm from the line of fighting contact for 3 kilometers are an important factor in ensuring implementation of the Minsk agreements. So Lugansk and Donetsk knocks all propaganda trumps from the hands of Kiev, which now is not to blame the militias, " said Korotchenko.
According to the expert, for peace in the Donbass ought to observers from the OSCE documented the diversion of military equipment of the militia and to submit monitoring reports to the higher authorities.
"taking into account the fact that Ukraine during the whole time after the signing of the Minsk agreements were engaged in their actual sabotage - this applies to both political and military parts of the document, it is absolutely apparent prolongation of action of the Minsk agreements for 2016 to give the opportunity to come to real peace on the ground in Donbass ", - said Korotchenko.