This was stated by Presidential Administration Deputy Head Andrii Taranov at a press briefing on Wednesday, answering the question about the prospects of Shyrokyne demilitarization, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"As for Shyrokyne, we've all heard that the decision on withdrawal of equipment of caliber less than 100-mm as well as mortars is to be made in the near future. Should everything depend on a single party, the decision would have already been taken. But we need to proceed from the fact that unfortunately, the side that does not want to do it, is taking every effort to invite our troops' retaliation," he said.
He added that the negotiations were underway and it was difficult to talk about specific dates. "That means that the decision will be made, but I do not want to tell when happens. That means the negotiations are underway," the deputy head of the presidential administration said.