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5 June 2019, 20:21

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Minsk-2

LPR and Ukraine confirm plans for disengagement in Stanitsa zone on June 10

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LUGANSK, June 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR and Ukraine's representatives have confirmed the readiness to disengage forces and hardware in the disengagement zone No.1 Stanitsa Luganskaya, the LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego said.

"Today, at the meeting of the Contact Group, the LPR and Ukraine have confirmed their readiness to send to the OSCE SMM no later than June 9 their confirmations on disengagement on June 10."

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September 21, 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 Petrovskoye (DPR territory). Heads of LPR and DPR Igor Plotnitskiy and Alexander Zakharchenko signed the agreement on September 22 and 23, respectively.

The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas. Kiev failed to pull back its forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya area for almost 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 — 05 June — Lugansk