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Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodnyuk has stated that the start of disengagement of forces in Petrivske will be revised as a result of the recent shelling of the area by the invaders, recorded Oct 30.

The statement came during Zagorodnyuk's joint briefing with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba and Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Kyiv Nov 1, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Indeed, there were shellings, and therefore we expect revision [of the date to start disengagement in Petrivske] because we are withdrawing after seven days without shelling. The latest shelling was recorded on [Oct] 30," the defense minister said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Oct 31, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said the next stage of disengagement of forces in Donbas, this time in the settlement of Petrivske, was set to begin in case silence regime was maintained.