Ukrainian security forces on the first day of the week began the removal of equipment a caliber of less than 100 millimeters in the Donbass, said the press officer of the headquarters special operations security forces Anatoly Stelmach in broadcast television channel.
"Yes, from today began the practical phase of the first stage of the withdrawal of equipment and weapons a caliber of less than 100 mm from the separation line (in Donbas - ed.) Equipment is given More than fifteen kilometers, in total this Process takes 41 days, and during this period of time in the place of deployment will be allocated tanks T-64 and T-72 tanks, anti-tank gun D-48 and D-44," said Stelmach, answering the Question started whether Ukrainian troops withdrawal techniques.
last week in Minsk was initialed an agreement about the discharge of weapons a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline in Donbass. Last Wednesday all sides have signed the contract.
first of Authorized Kiev told that the Military will start the removal of equipment only after the authorized DND and LNR. The authorities LNR on the first day of the weekend started to withdraw from the contact line in the Donbass weapons up to a caliber of 100 millimeters. Fifteen days after withdrawal of heavy weapons must begin in the DPR.
The process of withdrawing is divided into two stages and will last 41 days. Before this phase the warring parties gave the OSCE a list of weapons and equipment, which will be moved to the definition of the areas to a distance of fifteen kilometers from the line of battle of contact. The process of withdrawal of equipment and weapons is bilateral and will be held under the supervision of authorized OSCE and the media.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict steel not less than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.