Ukrainian security officials are trying to sabotage the separation of forces in the Donbass, groundlessly accusing the Police of allegedly shelling the site of the upcoming withdrawal of forces, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters in the People’s Police on Tuesday.
Earlier, representatives of Kiev in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire said that the Police fired on a military-training station in the Donbass.
“The Ukrainian side has stepped up allegations of People’s Police in shelling, which is allegedly carried out on Ukrainian positions in the area of separation of forces and assets. This fact indicates the unpreparedness of the command of the operation of the combined forces (OOS) for the peace process”, – said a representative of People’s Police.
According to him, the Ukrainian security forces are not preparing for the separation of forces, “new positions for deploying allotted units are not equipped”.
“The CAB headquarters is sabotaging the peace process, which is agreed at the highest level, trying to accuse the DPR People’s Police of deliberately exacerbating the situation on the line of contact. These groundless accusations have not been confirmed by the OSCE SMM”, – the representative said.
Earlier, the OSCE Special Representative Martin Saidik, following the meeting of the contact group in Minsk, announced that the withdrawal of forces and assets in Zolotoy and Petrovsky in Donbass will resume on October 7.
In 2016, the contact group to resolve the situation in Ukraine signed a framework decision on the deployment of forces and means of the parties of the Donbass conflict. The withdrawal of forces in the area of the settlements of Zolotoye and Petrovsky took place in 2016, in the Village of Lugansk in June 2019. At the same time, the DPR and LPR repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian security forces had advanced deeper into the breeding areas in the Petrovsky and Zolotoy districts, and insisted on restoring parity.