18 April 2017, 15:36



JCCC, OSCE record Ukraine’s failure to disengage forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya

Representatives of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination and OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine on Tuesday recorded Ukrainian side’s yet another failure to fulfil the framework agreement on disengagement of forces and hardware in Stanitsa Luganskaya area.

“Today, Ukraine again failed to meet the terms of the framework agreement on disengagement of forces and hardware in Sector 1 in Stanitsa Luganskaya area,” LPR People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko told a news briefing at Lugansk Media Centre.

“This fact was recorded by JCCC and OSCE representatives,” Marochko said. 

“LPR People’s Militia has met all the terms of the agreement,” he said. “We are ready for disengagement only if it occurs simultaneously.”

LPR People’s militia repeatedly stated that it was ready to pull back forces and hardware in Stanitsa Luganskaya on the condition that Ukrainian forces acted in sync.

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on 21 September 2016 initialled a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE.

The document provides for three disengagement areas around Zolotoye, Stanitsa Luganskaya and Petrovskoe (DPR territory). Heads of LPR and DPR Igor Plotnitskiy and Alexander Zakharchenko signed the agreement on 22 and 23 September, respectively. The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas. Kiev failed to pull back its forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya area for several times.

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 April — Lugansk