Ukrainian law enforcers told the Details of the creation of the demilitarized zone in the Donbass, as well as among them in Shirokino, there will be saved Ukrainian military presence, but given to the heavy machinery, said at a press conference on Tuesday the official representative of the headquarters of the special operations forces Dmitry Gutsulyak.
last week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said That after a few days in the Donbas has an obligation to begin disposal of heavy weapons, about which the parties have agreed in Minsk yesterday at the meeting of the trilateral contact group. He also said That he told the representatives of Kiev in the tripartite contact group to immediately sign a Treaty creating a 30-kilometer buffer zone, withdrawal of tanks and mortars.
"What is a demilitarized zone of these areas will be given heavy weapons, armored vehicles, tanks, mortars, cannons. At the same time in the 30-kilometer area will be preserved Ukrainian military presence, our soldiers will be there in full riot gear with guns, rifles and machine guns will continue to occupy the frontiers, " said Gutsulyak.
He said That the development of the demilitarized zone shall not constitute a withdrawal of the Ukrainian military in Mariupol, Military only withdrawn heavy weapons and in the event of an attack will be ready for battle.
"Once again I note That the heavy artillery is given for consistent distance and in case of attack the enemy will be able to quickly return to the front" - drew the attention Gutsulyak.
according to his statement, in Shirokino will be equipped with continuously acting observation post of the OSCE mission and the joint center for monitoring and coordination of the ceasefire.
"Telekominvest hand weapons a maximum of two kilometers, heavy weapons - ranging from 4 kilometers, this arithmetic says That the number of enemy shelling our positions and residential areas is greatly reduced," added Gutsulyak.
according to him, in Shirokino will arrive soon marine corps.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.