© RIA Novosti / Sergey Averin/Sappers of the people’s militia of the DPR red the beginning of the withdrawal of troops in the Donbass. Archival photoNo armed forces, for example, the Ukrainian police, in the areas of disengagement of forces in Donbas should not be, said Tuesday the envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group, foreign Minister DND Natalia Nikonorova.Earlier, charge d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine William Taylor said that after the withdrawal of forces and means at three sites in the Donbas there must come the police and military personnel of National guard of Ukraine. The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Denis Putilin stated that in the case of units of the Ukrainian police and national guard in the village of Petrovskoe after dilution there of forces and means, the DNR will respond symmetrically.
Nikonorova noted that the statements about the areas of withdrawal of forces of the Ukrainian police and nationalist battalions “is unacceptable, as this is a direct violation of the framework decision (about the breeding of forces and means – ed.) and amendments to the package of measures”. “Once again emphasize that no armed groups in the demilitarized areas should not be”, – quotes the words of Nikanorovoj press service of the foreign Ministry DND.The Ambassador of the Republic also noted positive developments in the question of the withdrawal of forces, but said that there are a number of activities: mine clearance, “synchronous and mirror the dismantling of fortifications and other military objects, liquidation of non-explosive obstacles in divorced land”.”Today, according to the schedule, at 13.00 Moscow time has been completed, the phase of the three-day withdrawal of troops from the contact line near the village of Petrovskoe. At this point, the parties expect the report on verification from the OSCE special monitoring mission,” – said the February.
The withdrawal of forces near the village of Petrovskoe began on 9 November. The DNR said on Saturday that he has already completed the withdrawal of its forces in this area. In the headquarters operations of the United forces of Ukraine on Monday also announced the completion of the practical phase of breeding forces in the Petrovsky district and the intention to start on Tuesday, the demining process. In DND stated about the readiness to proceed to the mine on November 13.In 2016, the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine signed a framework decision on the dilution of forces and means of the parties to the conflict in the Donbass. The withdrawal of forces near the settlements of gold and of Peter took place in 2016, in the Village of Lugansk in June 2019. In DND and LNR repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian security forces advanced deep into breeding sites in the Petrovsky district and the gold, and insisted on elimination of violations recorded by the OSCE mission.