General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Announcement Regarding Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons

Kyiv, February 26, 2015 – Ukraine starts to withdraw its 100-mm heavy weapons from the contact line in accordance with Minsk agreements concluded on February 12. The OSCE monitors will observe and verify the first stage of withdrawal of Ukraine’s heavy military weapons.

Ukrainian side demands complete ceasefire and comprehensive implementation of Minsk agreements by all signatories. In case of an offensive, the schedule of withdrawal shall be changed accordingly. Ukrainian Armed Forces are at the highest alert level and ready to defend their homeland.