OSCE welcomes disengagement of forces in eastern Ukraine

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-30 04:09:18|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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MINSK, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The disengagement of forces in Zolote in eastern Ukraine was a big step forward, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)'s special envoy to a trilateral contact group on Ukraine Martin Sajdik said on Tuesday.

The disengagement of forces and hardware in Zolote resumed on Oct. 29, Sajdik told reporters on Tuesday following the contact group's meeting in Minsk.

A continuation of the talks on similar actions in Petrivske started as well, he stressed, calling that a good step forward.

However, the special envoy said the parties still violate the ceasefire regime. He urged the parties to the conflict to do everything possible for a sustainable ceasefire.

Sajdik said the parties are preparing a "big exchange" of prisoners.

The next meeting of the contact group on Ukraine will take place on Nov. 12.

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