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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)

    The withdrawal of weaponry under 100-mm and tanks from a separation line between conflicting sides in eastern Ukraine will be carried out in two stages over 41 days, tanks will be pulled out first, OSCE envoy to Ukraine reconciliation talks Martin Sajdik said Tuesday.

    MINSK (Sputnik) — Sadjik said that the agreement envisions the withdrawal of tanks, artillery of caliber under 100-mm and mortars with caliber under 120-mm to a distance of 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the separation line within a period of 41 days.

    The diplomat added that the pullout would start on the territory of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic two days after a full ceasefire regime had been established.

    Tanks will be withdrawn first, followed by artillery and mortars, Sajdik explained.

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    Lugansk on the eve of elections
    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)


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