MINSK (Sputnik) — A source close to the talks told RIA Novosti that the new arms pullout deal will be added to the package of Minsk peace accords, agreed on February 12 between Russian, Ukrainian, French and German leaders.
"An agreement on the pullout of weaponry with caliber under 100-mm and tanks from the contact line in Donbass has been initialed."
The report was later confirmed by Donetsk envoy to Contact Group talks in Minsk Denis Pushilin.
Dariia Olifer, a spokeswoman for the Ukrainian government representative at the peace talks and ex-president Leonid Kuchma, posted to her Facebook page that the document was signed by Kuchma, OSCE Special Representative in Ukraine Martin Sajdik and Russian envoy to the talks Azamat Kulmukhametov.
Olifer added that the agreement had not yet been signed by leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, who would sign them "through OSCE channels" by Thursday.