To continue implementation of the Minsk agreement, Ukraine has signed a convention on disengagement of forces and equipment, reported Darka Olifer, the spokeswoman of Leonid Kuchma, on her Facebook page.
“The document proposes de-escalation in the contact line area and actually creates the conditions in which small arms can not be used for attacks. At the same time, the Framework Decision provides for full implementation of the previous agreements signed by the Trilateral Contact Group to withdraw the arms of less than 100 mm caliber from the contact line,” she informs.
Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE will monitor the situation and implementation of these agreements as before. According to Olifer, disengagement of forces is planned at three particular sites of the contact line. Ukraine believes that the implementation of the agreements will make the withdrawal possible across the whole demarcation line.
“Preparing the document, Ukraine has totally foreclosed the attempts to free interpretation of parameters and the demarcation line status. The text of the Framework Decision says that the document was adopted as a follow-up to the Protocol of September 5, 2014, the Memorandum of September 19, 2014, and the complex of measures on the Minsk agreement implementation of February 12, 2015,” Darka Olifer explained.
The Decision was signed by the representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the OSCE.