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    Kiev's envoy to the Contact Group on Ukraine said that conflicting parties will begin pulling out their troops from three locations in eastern Ukraine, with troop withdrawal to begin in four additional locations on October 5.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Conflicting parties will begin pulling out their troops from three locations in eastern Ukraine, with troop withdrawal to begin in four additional locations on October 5, Kiev's envoy to the Contact Group on Ukraine, said Thursday.

    "The [troop withdrawal] work begins today in three locations," Yevhen Marchuk said.

    According to Marchuk, the Trilateral Contact Group will continue the work on withdrawing troops and equipment at four additional contact line locations starting October 5.

    On Wednesday the sides to the conflict in eastern Ukraine signed a framework agreement on the withdrawal of forces at three locations along the line of contact.

    The Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, that comprises Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), was set up in 2014.

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