Ukrainian security officials are strengthening their positions in the area of the separation of forces and assets in the area of the settlement of Zolotoye in the Donbass, an official of the press service of the defense department of the LPR Ivan Filonenko told reporters.
Earlier, OSCE Special Representative Martin Saidik, following a 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.
“The Ukrainian security forces continue to violate the Minsk agreements and are strengthening their positions in the area of the separation of forces and assets in the area of the settlement of Zolotoye”, – Filiponenko said.
“This fact is confirmed in their reports by observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM). On October 2, an unmanned aerial vehicle of the special mission recorded three fresh trenches of Ukrainian security forces in the village of Katerinovka, near the station for the separation of forces and equipment”, – Filiponenko said.
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 to the conflict in the Donbass. 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.