"An hour ago Russian representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination [JCCC], [Lt. Gen.] Alexander Lentsov signed documents on the withdrawal of heavy arms [from Donbas] with [DPR leader Alexander] Zakharchenko and before that with [LPR head Igor] Plotnitsky," Petro Kanonik, a Ukrainian representative at the JCCC, said Saturday as quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.
Plotnitsky signed a heavy weaponry withdrawal plan along with representative of the Ukrainian armed forces at the JCCC, Maj. Gen. Oleksandr Rozmaznyn, on Friday.
The pullout of Kiev's and Donbas militia's heavy weaponry from the contact line is one of the measures agreed upon by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in Minsk earlier this month.
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The ceasefire in Donbas entered into force on February 15, and, according to OSCE, it has been generally observed.
On Thursday, a senior military commander in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin stated that DPR has withdrawn a total of eight 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled guns, six D-30 Howitzers and six Grad multiple-launch rocket systems from the line of contact with Kiev forces.
On Saturday, Alexander Hug, the deputy chief monitor of the OSCE mission in Ukraine, stressed that the organization still needs to receive an inventory of heavy weapons and their present and future locations from both the Kiev forces and independence fighters.