OSCE Monitors Report Withdrawal of Kiev Weaponry From Contact Line
20:51 17.02.2015(updated 21:47 17.02.2015)
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) observed Ukrainian Armed Forces military vehicles moving away from the line of contact, according to the mission's report.
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has observed the withdrawal of Kiev forces' military vehicles from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, the mission said in its daily report published Tuesday.
'The SMM on two occasions observed Ukrainian Armed Forces military vehicles moving away from the line of contact,' the report reads.
The withdrawal of heavy artillery is one of the provisions stipulated by the agreement worked out by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on February 12.
The agreement was then signed by envoys from Kiev, the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR), Moscow and the OSCE.
Earlier on Tuesday, deputy commander of DPR militia Eduard Basurin said that the DPR militia was ready to withdraw artillery from areas along the line of contact where Kiev forces observed the ceasefire. LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky said that the republic began pulling back its heavy artillery on Monday evening.
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