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 ATO forces and militants simultaneously withdrawing mortars from demarcation line, - General Staff speaker

The anti-terrorist operation forces and the illegal armed groups are simultaneously withdrawing mortars from the demarcation line in the east of Ukraine.

Speaker of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladyslav Selezniov told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday, Censor.NET reports.

"The process of withdrawal of mortars of caliber under 120-mm takes place simultaneously with withdrawal of the same mortars by the militants under monitoring of the OSCE observers," Selezniov said.

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The speaker of the General Staff said that the withdrawal will take place Thursday and Friday.

"Then we shall make a statement that the mortars are withdrawn and the representatives of the OSCE SMM will star verifying the presence of weapons at the relevant locations Oct. 17," Selezniov said.

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