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 Ukraine and Russia agree withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact in the Donbas - former Ukraine’s Defense Minister

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Ukraine and the Russian Federation are agreeing upon withdrawal of heavy weapons: cannons of calibers heavier than 100-mm, mortars and tanks of calibers heavier than 85-mm along the entire line of contact in the east of Ukraine at the maximum range of the corresponding weapons.

Former Defense Minister Yevhen Marchuk, who represents Ukraine in the subgroup on security of the tripartite contact group, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"There are some advantages but the final agreement still requires a lot of efforts. There will be work in Minsk tomorrow," Marchuk wrote.

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According to him, the work on the reconcilement of withdrawal of weapons is done simultaneously with the negotiations on the demilitarization of the village of Shyrokyne located east of Mariupol. In particular, the withdrawal of heavy weapons to the distance of 15 km from the center of the village by both sides, that is, the creation of a 30-kilometer security zone, is currently agreed, Marchuk said.

 
 
 
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