Ukraine to join verification group at military facilities in Russia's border zone

15:30, 15 January 2017
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Ukraine's Defense Ministry has confirmed agreement with the Russian side that Ukrainian representatives will be included in the verification group that will visit military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation stationed in border areas in Rostov Oblast, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Two representatives from Ukraine and one from Canada and Denmark each will join the group, Defense Minister spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Sunday, January 15.

The inspectors will carry out ground and helicopter inspection in the border zone to verify the presence or absence of the Russian troops in the immediate vicinity of the border with Ukraine, he said.

Read alsoOSCE shows "DPR's" artillery near Svitlodarska Duha bulge (Video)The results of the verification will be reported to the OSCE member states.

Russian media outlets earlier reported that Russia had agreed to allow Ukrainian experts to visit military facilities in Rostov Oblast.

The inspection is scheduled for January 16-19, 2017.

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