Disengagement begins in Stanitsa Luganskaya zone (PHOTOS)
LUGANSK, June 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The disengagement of forces and hardware has begun in the Stanitsa Luganskaya zone.
At 12.00 p.m. the sides fired white signal flares to indicate they are ready to embark on the process. At around 12.15 p.m. the sides fired green signal flares meaning the disengagement has finally begun.
LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September 21, 2016 initialed a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE.
The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas. Kiev failed to pull back its forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya area for more than 80 times.
The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.
The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
LuganskMediaCentre — 26 June — Lugansk