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9 October 2017, 13:03

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Minsk-2

SMM confirms LPR launched signal flare meaning it's ready to start disengagement

LUGANSK, October 9 (Lugansk Media Center) – The OSCE SMM members have confirmed they saw LPR's signal flare signifying readiness to begin the disengagement of forces and hardware.

Kiev failed seventy-plus disengagement attempt in Stanitsa Luganskaya area, LPR People’s Militia command acting chief Colonel Mikhail Filiponenko said earlier.

LPR representatives who arrived in Stanitsa Luganskaya area launched a white signal flare to indicate the readiness to start the disengagement, but no reply followed.

"We saw (the signal)," one of the SMM members confirmed addresses by Filiponenko.

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

The disengagement has been carried out in Zolotoye and Petrovskoe. All previous attempts to disengage in Stanitsa Lugansksya area, and there were over 70 of them, were disrupted by the Ukrainian side.

LuganskMediaCentre — 09 October — Lugansk