Anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces in the Luhansk region are awaiting an order to start withdrawing weapons with caliber under 100 mm. This was announced by the ATO speaker in the Luhansk region Ruslan Tkachuk on his website, Censor.NET reports.
"Between 7 a.m. of Sept. 1 and 7 a.m. of Oct. 2, the cease-fire was in effect along the demarcation line in the Luhansk and Artemivsk (the Popasna district) directions. Cease-fire. The Ukrainian Army units redeployed in the Luhansk region are ready to withdraw the weapons. According to the plan agreed with the OSCE, tanks, artillery and mortars are the first to be withdrawn.
"As known, the day before yesterday leaders of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" joined the amended Minsk agreements, signed by representatives of the OSCE, Russia, and Ukraine, which amendments provide for withdrawing tanks, cannons, and mortars under 100 mm within two days after ratification of the cease-fire along the demarcation line, within the peace plan implementation process," Tkachuk wrote.