The Ukrainian side plans to initiate a Second stage of withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line in Donbas on Tuesday (Donetsk region), confirmed in the press center of military operations.
"The second phase shall begin tomorrow (October 20) ", – according to news Agency referring to the letter of the press center of military operations.
in DND beginning of a new phase of allotment weapons with a caliber less than 100 mm was moved From 18 to 21 October " because of the periodic, According to Basurin, the ceasefire violations from the Ukrainian security forces ". On October 17 Authorized Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE has completed the verification of the weapons of the calibre less than 100 mm and equipment allotted proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic (LPR) during the first stage of implementation of the supplementary Treaty to the Minsk agreements. On the same day the people's militia LNR agreed to the withdrawal of the Ukrainian security forces from the contact line of weapons up to a caliber of 120 mm, inclusive. 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 in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual. Order challenge: at 1st turn, – the part of the line of contact in the LNR, including Lugansk (sector "North" ), then – the remaining part of the front, including DNR (sector South ). According to the official envoy of the General staff of VSU Vladislav Seleznyov, the Ukrainian military will complete the withdrawal of weapons up to a caliber of 100 millimeters in the Luhansk region on October 18 in Donetsk – until November 12. All of the action, according to plan, will take 41 days. Thus, according to the text of the Treaty, With the threat of the diversion of weapons liaison group may convene an urgent meeting.