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 Terrorists to begin weapon withdrawal in Donbas three days later

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic will start to withdraw weapons in the Donetsk region on Oct. 21.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Withdrawal will start not on Oct. 18, but three days later, on Oct. 21. Firstly, the tanks and guns of less than 100mm caliber will be withdrawn," Eduard Basurin, 'DPR' Deputy Defense minister said on Saturday. He also stressed that the schedule of withdrawal is coordinated with the OSCE representatives.

Earlier, Ukrainian officials declared that the reasons behind the terrorists' postponement of the weapons withdrawal are flimsy and groundless.

Read more: Terrorists following truce in Donbas

At the same time, the withdrawal of mortars of caliber less than 100mm has been completed by Ukranian soldiers in the A sector on Oct.16. The last five units have been withdrawn from the town of Shchastia under the monitoring of the OSCE SMM today. The Ukrainian side has completely fulfilled the schedule. The first stage is finished.
 
 
 
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