KIEV, October 10. /TASS. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has accused the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) of delaying the implementation of the framework agreement on the warring sides’ disengagement near the settlement of Stanitsa Luganskaya.
"The enemy is trying to delay the implementation of the framework agreement [on the forces’ disengagement]. The enemy has not carried out any measures for the troops’ pullout in the area of the settlement of Stanitsa Luganskaya," Ukraine’s General Staff claimed on its Facebook page on Monday.
Meanwhile, all the four attempts to start disengaging the warring sides near Stanitsa Luganskaya have failed. Thus, Ukraine’s representatives stated through the Joint Center for Ceasefire Coordination and Control they were unready for the troops’ pullout in that area.
The Ukrainian side also did not start these measures on October 3, 7 and 9 and gave no reasons for that while LPR militia signaled their readiness for the pullout.
Representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics initialed at a meeting in Minsk on September 21 a framework agreement on disengagement signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and European security organization OSCE. The document envisages establishing security zones in three areas: near Zolotoye, Stanitsa Luganskaya (both located in the LPR) and Petrovsky.
By now, the warring sides have been successfully disengaged near Zolotoye and Petrovsky.