Progress of weapons withdrawal by militants is not yet clear, while terrorists deny OSCE access to some areas, - ATO HQ

The Ukrainian military keep withdrawing tanks in the Donbas expecting conclusions of the Tripartite Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine.

According to the ATO headquarters spokesperson Leonid Matiukhin, the withdrawal of large-caliber equipment is underway in the Donetsk region, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"We expect the Tripartite Contact Group to voice its conclusions after 10 a.m. because we are withdrawing our tanks having no clue on the pace of the withdrawal by the enemy. We just know that the OSCE access is denied to some areas," he said.

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At the same time Matiukhin confirmed that the withdrawal of weapons at the Mariupol direction was scheduled for today.

He also told that it became easier to restore infrastructure in the region due to the armistice.

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"The water and power supply has been restored in numerous locations. The military themselves are ready to provide assistance to civilians: the people address them with basic requests to help get some coal or glaze windows and the military always meet them halfway. The main problem is funding. Volunteers provide substantial assistance," he said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n357099