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 Stanytsia Luhanska might be excluded from areas of disengagement after militants' attack, - Tuka

Deputy Minister on temporarily occupied territories and IDPs Heorhii Tuka says Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk region might be excluded from the list of areas along the contact line designated for disengagement of troops and hardware.

He said in a commentary to Espreso.TV, Censor.NET reports.

According to Tuka, on Sept. 28 a recon and sabotage group of terrorists attempted a breakthrough to Ukraine-controlled territory.

"An assault attempt by a terrorist recon and sabotage group occurred in Stanytsia Luhanska. It might happen that Stanytsia will be excluded from the list or rescheduled, it's difficult to predict," Tuka said.

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The deputy minister stressed that the framework decision on disengagement covers only three areas without settlements.

"First, the Minsk agreements stipulate that the areas of disengagement will not include settlements and power plants. Second, they cover the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but not border guards or Interior Ministry units," Tuka stressed.

He said residents of Stanytsia Luhanska were too emotional about possible disengagement.

Tuka stressed he did not trust the opposite side in the matter of fulfillment of the agreement.

"However, we have no other way but negotiations," he said.
 
 
 
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