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 Monitors cannot access disengagement areas in Petrivske and Stanytsia Luhanska, - OSCE

The limited access is caused by bombs in the two disengagement areas of the Donbas.

In Stanytsia Luhanska of the Luhansk region, the area temporarily occupied by "Luhansk People's Republic" militants could not be accessed by a patrol of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of OSCE due to road signs warning of bombs and lack of security guarantees. This was announced by the mission's press service to LIGA.net, Censor.NET reports.

"No signs of troops and hardware disengagement was observed from either side of the bridge [railway bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska - ed.]. Present officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the JCCC [Joint Center for Control and Coordination -ed.] informed SMM that neither disengagement of troops and hardware nor demining operations were planned for that day," the press service said.

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In occupied Petrovske, an SMM patrol could not access the road to the west of the village due to signs warning of bombs and lack of security guarantees.

In Zolote, 60 km northwest from Luhansk, a Ukrainian Army officer with JCCC reported to the mission patrol that the road leading to Pervomaisk would be demined.

The SMM noticed the demining works had already started. After 12:30 the Ukrainian officer with JCCC informed SMM that government-control area of the road to the south of Pervomaisk had been demined.

Over the recent weeks, the monitors received similar security guarantees on the Russian-occupied part of the road.

"Soon after that, the SMM patrol crossed the disengagement area from south to north, reaching the government-controlled part of the area from the occupied one."


 
 
 
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