Kiev decided about the diversion of weapons a caliber of less than 100 millimeters And tanks from the line of contact in Donbas after were convinced that OSCE had the opportunity fully to perform monitoring functions in the field, said Wednesday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
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. The process of withdrawing is divided into two stages And will last for 41 days, it is bilateral And will be held under the supervision of authorized OSCE And the media. The self-proclaimed authorities of the Luhansk people's Republic started the withdrawal of weapons on 3 October, 5 October, the Military also began to take vehicles in the Luhansk region. The self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk national Republic told that there are plans to begin withdrawal of heavy weapons in the 2nd part of October.
"We worked very meticulously all the possible risks And dangers. Many hours We spent With the chief of the General staff, defense Minister to take into account all possible provocations. And after careful processing, We have decided to recuse, which was Not in the Minsk agreements, tanks, mortars with caliber of 120 millimeters, the withdrawal of artillery caliber 100 mm. The decision was taken when We were convinced that at last a year and a half, the OSCE had the opportunity to perform their functions for special monitoring ", - said Poroshenko during the visit to the Military Institute of Kiev national University named after Taras Shevchenko.
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.