The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko and foreign Minister LNR Vladislav Danego said that on Tuesday, October 29, near the city gold the Luhansk region began the process of withdrawal from the Donbass armed forces and means in accordance with the understanding reached earlier in the Contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine.
The resumption of the breeding of the forces in the area near the Gold began on Tuesday, at 13:00, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the LC, authorised representative of the people’s Republic at the talks in Minsk, Vladislav Deinega, reports the website of the “new Russia”.
This is confirmed by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko. According to him, the Ukrainian side informed “troops and heavy weapons have been sent to dozens of kilometers.” And now, according to the Minister, is “disengagement, directly used on the line (of contact), reports TASS. “It’s just starting,” said Pristayko.
“Gold in the recent attacks was on October 17, that is more than 10 days ago. That’s seven days, we survived, handed over OSCE SMM that we are ready, given a day to prepare and begin cultivation. Petrovskoye will continue”, – quotes the Minister news Agency.
In the Petrovsky withdrawal of troops can begin as early as the next week. According to Pristayko, before the meeting in Normandy format will be breeding at all sites that were agreed upon.
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However, in the headquarters Operations of joint forces (EP) stated that it was not aware of this. The head of the press center of the headquarters Andrey Ageev said that There is no information on the onset of breeding in the Golden troops. “We have confirmed from our command information in the morning was not. No movement in the direction of withdrawal of the parties is not conducted”, – said Ageev.
The leader placed in the Gold “National corpus” Andrey Biletsky also denies that there is a breeding and weapons were taken from Golden. According to him, the volunteers in the frontline village of Golden-4 was not taken, and moved the weapons. “Weapons in OOS exclusively in the so-called “red zone”. By order Zelensky they declared a “red zone” gold-4 just before. A weapon will not exported, and moved less than a kilometer beyond the “red zone”, – he declared to “the Ukrainian truth”. The leader of the “Nazarus” called the arms of volunteers “self-defence”.
On the eve of the populated point gold-4 arrived employees of the Ukrainian police, the purpose of which, according to the publication “Dialogue” is to bring the soldiers of the battalion “Azov” in the village. However, in Ukraine, UNIAN reported that the law enforcement officers arrived at the checkpoint Golden-4 to the veterans “with the purpose of routine check”.
The police did not lead the soldiers of the “National body” and the shelf “Azov” from the Gold-4, explaining that the police presence is explained by the measures for Operation United forces (OOS). Volunteers are there from the beginning of October and oppose the dilution of forces in the Donbas. Last weekend in Golden was visited by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the communication of which with the soldiers, ended in a quarrel. Later, all are in Gold volunteers with guns were called illegal immigrants. And the volunteers said they were not going to leave gold and will not allow the withdrawal.
— Диалог.UA (@Dialog_UA) October 28, 2019
— IZ.RU (@izvestia_ru) October 29, 2019
The theme of breeding strength in Gold and Petrovsky remains a major topic on the agenda of the Contact group, which started its work today in Minsk. As writes RIA “Novosti”, the work was started all four sub-working groups of the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass, humanitarian, political Affairs, security and conflict settlement in the Donbass.
The framework decision on the dilution of forces and means in the Donbass was signed by representatives of Ukraine, LNR, DND, Russia and the OSCE in September 2016. The document envisaged the creation of security zones in three pilot areas – Golden, Petrovsky and Luhansk. Initially was able to separate troops in the first two paragraphs. But then the military again, to come back. The next attempt began only this summer, after coming to power, the new President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
October 1, at the next meeting of the Contact group the parties agreed on the withdrawal of troops in the Golden and Petrovsky. It was supposed to start on 7 October, however, arrived to the Ukrainian volunteer battalions said that will not withdraw, because I think it’s surrender.