LPR informs OSCE about readiness for Zolotoye disengagement
LUGANSK, October 8 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination informed the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine about the LPR’s readiness for the disengagement of forces and hardware in the Zolotoye area, LPR People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said.
“Today, in accordance with the disengagement plan, the LPR Office at the JCCC notified the OSCE SMM about the militia’s readiness to disengage forces and hardware in Zolotoye zone No 2,” Filiponenko said.
“The LPR People’s Militia supports the Contact Group decisions, strictly observes the Minsk accords and implements the measures according to the approved plan for the disengagement of forces and hardware,” he said.
Earlier, the LPR Office at the JCCC informed the OSCE about the situation in the Zolotoye disengagement area.
LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk in 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 security areas around Zolotoye, Stanitsa Luganskaya and Petrovskoe (DPR territory). The disengagement has been completed in all three areas by now; however, Kiev forces deploy manpower and hardware in Zolotoye and Petrovskoye areas in violation of the agreements.
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 Resolution 2202 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 regs.
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