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 Access to disengagement area in Petrivske limited by mines, - OSCE

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) announces lack of security guarantees near Petrivske and Bohdanivka villages of the Donetsk region.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of OSCE SMM on Facebook.

"Only limited access for OSCE SMM to Petrivske/Bohdanivka disengagement area - UAF, "DPR" have failed to guarantee SMM's security [possible mines].

"SMM is ready/able to monitor, but needs access.

"UAF JCCC representative is present on the ground in Bohdanivka, however cannot guarantee security for the SMM. RF AF JCCC rep is not present in Petrivske. JCCC should assist in ensuring safe & unhindered access for SMM, co-ordinate demining," the statement reads.

As reported, Sept. 21, the Tripartite Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas signed the framework decision on disengagement of troops and hardware of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the armed groups of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine from the demarcation line at three security areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske within 13 days (by Oct. 6).

The disengagement of troops and hardware has been successfully completed in the vicinity of Bohdanivka and Petrivske villages in the Donbas on Oct. 7.
 
 
 
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