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ATO latest news: the third day of silence, AFU started to withdraw weapons of caliber under 100 mm

On October 3 the militants kept the truce on the contact line, the Armed Forces of Ukraine started to withdraw weapons of caliber under 100 mm
ATO latest news: the third day of silence, AFU started to withdraw weapons of caliber under 100 mm

According to the Information Center of the NSDC during October 3 there was complete silence in ATO area. The militants have already adhered to the ceasefire for three day.

As the ATO map shows, yesterday there was not a single case of firings in the ATO area against Ukrainian forces. According to the information presented by Colonel Andrei Lysenko, representative of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO, at the daily briefing, none of the Ukrainian servicemen has died, Joinfo.ua reports.

But unfortunately, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in tripwire grenade explosion south of Mar’yinka.

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At the same time militants continue conducting the aerial reconnaissance locations of the Ukrainian positions. So, yesterday one flight of a UAV was detected in the ATO area.

Yesterday the Armed Forces of Ukraine  started to withdraw weapons of caliber under 100 mm from the contact line.

In the course of the Minsk agreements implementation, the Ukrainian started to withdraw not just weapons of caliber under 100 mm, but also tanks and mortars, speeding up the resolution of the crisis in the east of the country.

At the same time, despite the agreements reached, the militants still keep heavy weapons in the vicinity of the contact line.

As the Special Monitoring Mission of OSCE in Ukraine reports, UAV Special Mission yesterday detected tanks of the so-called DPR near the contact line to the east of Mariupol. Despite the relative proximity of militants’ equipment to the contact line, there is no reason for locals to worry, because the Ukrainian defense line was firmly strengthened, especially in the direction of Mariupol.

It should be recalled that yesterday local media in LPR reported that the militants have begun the withdrawal of weapon. Thus, near Aleksandrovsk tanks were moved for 15 km into the occupied territory.

In turn, speaker of DPR Defense Ministry Eduard Basurin stated yesterday, that   DPR had intentions to begin the withdrawal of weapons of caliber under 100 mm and tanks only after elections on October 18.