Ukrainian security forces fired mortars at the area of the Petrovskoye settlement, which was identified as one of the pilot withdrawal sites in the Donbass, a spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic at the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (STCC) told the reporters on Tuesday.
“At 12.10 today (coincides with Moscow time) in the direction of Starognatovka-Petrovskoye, ten mines with a caliber of 60 millimeters and 29 grenades from the ACS were fired from the Ukrainian armed forces”, – the agency’s representative said.
At a contact group meeting in Minsk on October 1, the parties agreed to resume the process of separation of forces in the Petrovsky and Zolotoy areas from October 7. The parties were to begin the withdrawal of forces on October 9. The self-proclaimed DPR and LPR was confirming their readiness to begin the process for three days, but there was no response from the Ukrainian security forces. On Tuesday, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristayko said that the process of separation of forces between the Ukrainian security forces and militias began in Zolotoy, Petrovskoye’s turn is the next.Labor leader Corbyn pledges support for early UK elections