Equipped with weapons forces proclaimed the Donetsk national Republic (DND) will begin withdrawal of heavy weapons with a caliber less than 100 mm on 18 October, said the official authorized the Ministry of defense of the Republic Eduard Bacurin.
"now equipped with weapons forces of the Republic are preparing for the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimetres. In accordance With the agreements, the DPR army starts withdrawal of specified weapons From the 18th of October. We are absolutely prepared, – reports "Donetsk news Agency" words of Baturina.– The main condition of removal of equipment from the contact line on both sides, is the strict observance of the ceasefire and agreed withdrawal schedule weapons ". Bacurin noticed that " on 10 October, despite statements of the Ukrainian security forces on the withdrawal of heavy weapons from residential settlements Sands from 120-mm mortar rounds were fired at the village Cheerful and Kiev territory of Donetsk. In the end, died a soldier of the DNI, two received heavy damage to health. In addition, burned a 9-storey residential house "." To investigate the current use of the APU heavy weapons, – continued authorized the defense Department, – the leadership of the Republic was initiated by a meeting of the quadripartite working group With the participation of authorized Russia and Ukraine in a common center of observation and coordination and authorized Special monitoring mission of the OSCE. However, the Ukrainian side this initiative was ignored ". Along With this, he said, " when yesterday in Trinity When carrying out excavation works was blown up by a Ukrainian land mine excavator, Kiev urgently convened a liaison group meeting and this meeting took place. Vsplyvaet question – why the OSCE mission is not taking any action to bring the Ukrainian side to the answer ", - has asked President Francois Hollande. In this regard, he criticized the prosecution of the Ukrainian security forces " in a criminal disregard for the agreements on the ceasefire and the fulfilment of the obligations on the withdrawal of heavy weapons caliber greater than 100 mm ".
at the same time With this President Francois Hollande tried to convince the OSCE " to provide the necessary influence on the Ukrainian side, to objectively and impartially investigate all violations of the Minsk agreements on ceasefire and withdrawal of weapons For the prompt restoration of peaceful life ". Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" To suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced. From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. Addition to the Complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements dated 12 February 2015 concerning the withdrawal of tanks and artillery guns with a caliber of 100 mm and mortars up to calibre 120 mm (inclusive) was initialed on September 29, on the negotiations of the Contact group on the peaceful settlement in Minsk. September 30, the document was signed by the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko and Chapter LNR Igor Carpentry. 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 the action, in accordance with the 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.