On Saturday, Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to withdraw weapons of caliber under 100 mm from the contact line, said spokesman of the General Staff Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladyslav Seleznyov, Joinfo.ua reports.
“Today, ATO forces under the control of the observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission have started the second stage of the first phase of withdrawal weapons of caliber of less than 100 mm from the contact line. Today, cannons will be withdrawn to a distance determined by Minsk Agreement”, – he said on Saturday.
According to him, this stage will last two days, then the OSCE begins the process of verification. “Then we move on to the third phase of the first stage – withdrawal of mortars. We plan to finish the whole stage by October 18,” – said the speaker of the General Staff.
As to situation in the area, the ATO press service reports that it remained relatively stable. Overall, from midnight to 19:00 the militants have followed the truce.
Then in the temporarily occupied territory about 13:00 the militants opened fire with small arms in the direction of our strong point near the village of Berdyanske on Mariupol direction.
But despite the provocations the ATO forces strictly adhere the truce and continue to restore the infrastructure in Donbas. Recently, with the assistance of officers of civil-military administration, they opened a new checkpoint and humanities and logistics center near Novotroitske village.
Also, continuing to provide assistance to low-income families, the officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine brought warm clothes and food to the Orlovske village.
Also today the militants accused Ukrainian militaries on the shelling of Donetsk from a tank. But the Ukrainian side stated that this is a blatant lie.