Ukraine disrupted the pullback of forces in Petrovskoye area scheduled for today, according to Russia’s representative to the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) General Sergey Medvedskiy.

 

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“(Ukraine’s chief representative to the JCCC) General Kremenetskiy informed of Ukraine units readiness to pull back, but there were no signs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces moving to back areas,” Medvedskiy said.

 

According to him, the pullback is put off, the time period for the next attempt will be known in about eight hours.

 

A DPR Operations Command representative told DAN that allover timing for the pullback is up to three days.

 

The disengagement of forces and hardware in Perovskoye village area south of Donetsk was scheduled to begin  today at 11 a.m..

 

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko signed the Agreement on the Disengagement of Forces and Hardware in Donbass on September, 23. Earlier the document was signed by LPR Head Igor Plotnitsky and representatives of OSCE, Russia and Ukraine. The framework agreement covers disengagement of forces and military hardware in three zones: near Petrovskoye in DPR and Zolotoye and Stanitsa Luganskaya in LPR.

 

According to the document the disengagement should be completed within 30 days in each area of at least 2 km by 2 km. Sides should pull back forces synchronically under OSCE monitors observance. Once the disengagement is complete no servicemen are allowed in the areas except for the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) observers.