Ambassadors Visit Areas of Disengagement
Ambassadors from the UK, the U.S., France, and Germany came with Ukrainian officials to visit the disengagement areas of Petrivske and Zolote
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United States Ambassador William Taylor, German Ambassador Anka Feldhusen, French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins, and United Kingdom Ambassador Melinda Simmons, together with Ukrainian officials, visited the contact line section near the Ukrainian village of Bohdanivka (Petrivske).
The disengagement of forces at Petrivske, as well as in two other sections of the contact line is the precondition for the Normandy Four meeting.
Ukraine clearly shows that it is adherent to its international commitments regarding the disengagement of the forces, and expects the opposite side to make the mirror actions, Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Andriy Yermak said.
“Today ambassadors of the UK, the U.S., France, and Germany arrived with us to the settled areas of Petrivske and Zolote as a monitoring mission to witness how the disengagement of forces is going,” Yermak said.
As soon as hostilities have ceased for seven days, disengagement will begin.
The mission of high-ranking officials also visited the disengagement section #2, namely “Zolote.”
The governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Gaydai, said that the infrastructure for the Zolote checkpoint on the Ukrainian side is completely ready.
“And if the arrangements about the opening (of the checkpoint) will be reached, we can start work literally the day after the agreement. We are already thinking about how to improve the service of people crossing the checkpoint, ready to set up mobile administrative service centers,” Gaidai said.