The Ukrainian Military on Wednesday begin Withdrawal of mortars in the Luhansk region, the upcoming week will be to take the artillery, said the speaker of the fighting forces in the Luhansk region Ruslan Tkachuk.
"The first phase ended yesterday in fifteen. 00, the tanks allotted. Today begins the second phase is mortars, and Monday and Tuesday will begin the third phase is artillery, it is D-48, D-44 85 mm caliber ", - he said on Wednesday morning in the broadcast television channel.
last week, the sides signed an agreement about the discharge of weapons a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline in Donbass. The removal of equipment began on the first day of the week, it will be held in 2 stages over 41 days - 1st phase in the Luhansk region - the Withdrawal of first tanks, then artillery systems and mortars. The second stage will be held in the Donetsk region, is expected from October 20. The Ukrainian Military has said that Yesterday completed the Withdrawal of tanks in the Luhansk region during the first phase.
"on the eve of the headquarters reported that ended in the First place - disposal of tanks, Today begins the second stage - so begins the Withdrawal of mortars of 82 millimetres. First was successful, the plan is executed in full force, and this is confirmed by the OSCE, and our common contact centre for the control of the demarcation line. Today is verification and preparing for the removal of the mortars, " said Tkachuk.