The self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic started the withdrawal of mortars fifteen kilometers from the line of contact in Donbas, despite the shelling from the Ukrainian security forces, said on the last working day of the week Deputy chief of staff of the corps national police LNR Igor Yashchenko.
"Work on the removal of the mortars started, we will perform on schedule ", - quotes his words Lugansk information center.
Yashchenko added that the militia " will continue to perform the procedure for the removal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimetres, despite the attacks from Kyiv security forces."
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 began more 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.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual. The authorities LNR have started to withdraw arms 3 October, 5 October, the Military also began to take vehicles in the Luhansk region. Power DND told that there are plans to begin withdrawal of heavy weapons in the 2nd part of October.