Commissioner press-center of "special operations" Anatoly Stelmach said that the Ukrainian Military forces will have to withdraw weapons from the contact line only after the complete cessation of fire, which is not visible now.
"the 1st step of the peace agreements is a complete ceasefire. As soon as the terrorists (as he calls the militia - approx. OPINION) will cease to apply fire attacks on our positions, we will do the second option. Now a full cease-fire there, "said Stelmach, RIA" Novosti ". On Sunday, the Deputy commander of the militia DND Eduard Baturin said that the immediate Withdrawal of the arms from the separation line in the Donbass will begin on February 24 and will last about 2 weeks. Remember, the First day of the weekend the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader LNR Igor Carpentry, as Well as the Commissioner of Kiev signed the plan of withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. The withdrawal of heavy weapons may begin in sectors where the fire had stopped. Likewise on Saturday Ukrainian media said citing the messenger of the APU Peter Canon that the Military and Authorized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics agreed to start the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine on Sunday. The withdrawal of heavy weapons provided by the complex of measures on realization of the Minsk agreement, agreed in talks in Minsk on 12 February.