The armed forces of Ukraine: the withdrawal of tanks from the line of contact in Donbas is completed
The Ukrainian Military has completed the withdrawal of tanks from the frontline in the Donbass in all directions, informs on Thursday a press-the centre of operations, equipped with weapons forces of Ukraine on his page in Facebook.
The press center also said that Thursday in the area of fighting has passed without the breach of the truce.
"Today the Ukrainian security forces completed the withdrawal of tanks in all directions. Combat vehicles displaced from the separation line at a distance of fifteen kilometers, " - said in the report.
Next will be the verification of tanks by the OSCE mission, and after a few days will begin withdrawal of artillery with a caliber of 100 millimeters, said the press center.
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 of the contact group.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers have concluded that it is most 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 takes place in 2 stages. Militia LNR told In proshedshiy Thursday about the completion of the first phase of the diversion of arms a caliber of less than 100 millimeters, the Ukrainian Military said it has completed the 1st stage of the withdrawal on the last working day of the week. In the DPR on 22 October told that the Republic has completed the withdrawal of tanks from the line of contact from Donetsk to Gorlovka. OSCE documented the fact of withdrawal.