No shelling near disengagement areas in Petrivkse, Zolote over two days, Zelensky says

14:25, 16 October 2019
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky states no shelling was recorded near the disengagement areas in the village of Petrivkse and the town of Zolote in the course of the past two days, but it is necessary to wait for a seven-day sustainable ceasefire before the pullback of troops could start.

"The seven-day period of 'ceasefire' isn't news for Ukraine and all participants in the Trilateral Contact Group, so we will wait for seven days of 'ceasefire.' It is a sign for us when the OSCE  says 'yes, there was no shelling within seven days'. As of today, we have two days of 'ceasefire.' We will believe and expect there will be 'ceasefire' within seven days, and then we can talk about the withdrawal," he said at a joint press conference with President of Latvia Egils Levits in Riga, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"As for the ceasefire, when we talk about the disengagement areas, namely Zolote and Petrivske. Unfortunately, we have a terrible tragedy – yesterday we lost two soldiers," Zelensky added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed from sniper fire Oct 15. 

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