7 Nov 2019 13:41

Petrivske disengagement may start on Nov 8 - Ukrainian military

KYIV. Nov 7 (Interfax) - Ukraine is ready to begin disengagement in the Petrivske and Bohdanivka, Volnovakha district, areas on November 8 due to the observance of a ceasefire on this site for seven days, head of the press center for the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Andrei Ageyev said.

"The seventh day [of ceasefire] ends today. Today, we have notified the OSCE through the Foreign Ministry that we are ready [for disengagement]. The Foreign Ministry will confirm this and I hope that everything will go according to plan at noon tomorrow," Ageyev told Interfax on Thursday.

Ukraine is ready to start the practical stage of the disengagement process on Site 3 in the Petrivske and Bohdanivka area starting from noon on November 8, he said.

"The situation in the area of Site 3 is now calm, which makes it possible to hope that disengagement will go according to plan tomorrow. That is, the main thing, the most necessary condition for disengagement on this site, as on other sites, is ceasefire observance by the two sides for seven days," Ageyev said.

Disengagement has been conducted on two sites, Site 1 in the Stanytsia Luhanska area and Site 2 in the Zolote area.