In the area of the village of gold began breeding the Ukrainian armed forces and forces of the breakaway republics of Donbass. About the start of the process, the official Kiev, the Ukrainian security officials and representatives of people’s militia LNR and DNR. In the office of the President Zelensky expect that the withdrawal of troops would open the way to a meeting in the Normandy format. However, in the Golden are nationalists who earlier tried to prevent the breeding of power. Russia has welcomed changes on the frontline of Donbass, suggesting that in the future the forces will be bred in the village of Petrovskoe — contact group had already agreed on the date of this procedure.
OSCE observers monitoring the withdrawal of forces of fighters of the LC units in the settlement of Zolote Luhansk region RIA Novostieu the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko said that Gold has begun the process of withdrawal of forces in accordance with the agreement of the contact group on Donbass.
“Breeding in Gold happening right now, we are starting from today”, — said the Minister before the investment forum in Mariupol.According to Pristayko, previously had been delayed because “it’s not just abduction, and it should be prepared and monitored by the OSCE”.
RT also confirmed this information in the office of the President of Ukraine, referring to a meeting in the Normandy format.
“Breeding forces really began, as this is the reason for the meeting of the Normandy format. Power trap is not on the boundary, but only on some sites. If all goes well, Zelensky ready to perform the Minsk agreement”, — told RT.
In turn, the headquarters of the Ukrainian security officials said that at 13:00 Moscow time in the Golden began the process of withdrawal of forces from the contact line.
“Today, 29 October 2019 12:00 (13:00 MSK) began the process of breeding on both sides (mirrored) at the site No. 2 near the village of gold-4 in Luhansk region. This was possible because of adherence of silence in the last weeks,” — said the press center of operations for a joint task force Facebook.
According to the Ukrainian military, a ceasefire was confirmed by the representatives of the OSCE.
“The Ukrainian side will take all necessary measures and withdrawal of forces and means will not weaken the defensive capabilities of the Ukrainian units to a certain area, and the government in any case will not leave the local population without attention,” — said the press center.
Note that the OSCE representative Martin Sajdik later also confirmed that the militia and the Ukrainian security forces resumed the breeding of the forces.
“The sides have just resumed breeding effort and money in Gold. They put white and green flares, confirming their willingness to do”, — quotes the words Sajdik Agency BelTA.
Agreement on the withdrawal of forces was achieved on 1 October in Minsk in parallel with the harmonization of the formula Steinmeier. This term refers to a procedure for the entry into force of the law on the special status of Donbass and the elections there.The implementation of agreements on the withdrawal of forces at the contact line is not started in time, including due to the actions of the Ukrainian nationalists. So on October 7 soldiers of volunteer regiment “Azov” occupied the village of Golden, which was to leave the Ukrainian military. In addition, throughout Ukraine there have been protests in which participants called Kyiv’s position on the conflict settlement in the Donbass “capitulation.”
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky before the start of the breeding forces called for corresponding parts, where he held talks with nationalists. Journalists reported that the President spoke with the radicals “in a raised voice”.
Later, the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that opposing the withdrawal of forces, the nationalists are in Gold, not breaking laws. However, the Minister noted that the area near the Golden declared a “yellow zone” and stay there with weapons. Avakov assured that the representatives of nationalist movements complied with this requirement.
However, the Duma praised the process that began at the line of demarcation of Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Donbass. About this in an interview with RT said the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Konstantin Zatulin.
“If divorce forces began is good. It is important that Ukraine has fulfilled its promises. But on the way of implementation of the agreements is still a lot of pitfalls,” — said the MP. He added that the breeding of the forces must demonstrate “there is in Ukraine of official power.”
The representative of the LPR militia launches a white flare in the settlement of Zolote of the Luhansk region as a sign of readiness for breeding forces RIA Novosti turn, the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov called the resumption of the process of withdrawal of forces in the Donbas Gold in the good news and urged “not to lose the pace.”
“The good news. In the area in Gold, the sides exchanged signals readiness for breeding forces… Should thank the leadership of the Luhansk people’s Republic for the perseverance and patience”, — TASS quoted Surkov.
He expressed the hope that this time breeding “will still continue to not be violated by Ukraine.”
“If you succeed in Gold, you need to immediately proceed to the same procedures in Petrovsky. Then, without missing a beat, to begin preparations for the Normandy summit”, — he stressed.
Confirmation from the Donbass
From representatives of the breakaway republics of Donbass also received statements on early withdrawal of forces. In particular, this was reported by the people’s militia self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic.
“The soldiers of the people’s militia LNR began diverting forces and resources from the site of breeding Golden” — said to RIA Novosti, the acting head of the defense Ministry LNR Michael Filonenko.In Donetsk people’s Republic said it was ready to start withdrawal of forces in one location — near the settlement of Peter.
“Our units are ready to start breeding. We remain focused on the speedy implementation of the framework decision on the dilution of forces and means in the Petrovsky area”, — told reporters the representative of the militia DND. His words leads RIA Novosti.
As later told the Plenipotentiary of Russia at negotiations on settlement of the situation in Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov, the date of withdrawal of forces in Petrovsky have been agreed. Details of the agreement, he did not, but admitted that now we can talk about the meeting in the Normandy format.
“Today, the contact group agreed on the date of withdrawal of forces and means at the Petrovsky. I think that in this way the work of the contact group opens, in the case of successful breeding of forces and means on these two sites, the possibility of a meeting of heads of state “channel format”, — said Gryzlov. His words leads RIA Novosti.
In an interview with RT’s senior research fellow, Centre for European studies, IMEMO RAS Vladimir olenchenko said that the transition of the Ukrainian party to the action is encouraging.
“We hope that this process will continue, there will be a disengagement, and that all the conditions that were spelled out and signed in the formula Steinmeier, will be performed. But if successful, can apply to the mechanism of channel four” — the expert believes.
However, he drew attention to the fact that until now the Ukrainian side is a lot of “maneuvering” on the issue of withdrawal of forces.
“Whether from lack of experience, or due to the fact that they were subjected to internal pressure, whether they wanted to obtain some benefit. Was enough debts period of maneuvering,” says olenchenko.However, according to experts, the fact that the process began and was confirmed by different parties, “is welcome and gives hope that the Ukrainian side will fulfill its agreement.”