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Head of the Joint Forces Operation HQ press center Andriy Ageyev has said the practical phase of mine clearance started on November 13.

"Today, at 12:00 Kyiv time, the practical phase of mine clearance began at site No. 3 near the villages of Bohdanivka and Petrivske," he told UNIAN.

Ageyev specified this process was a mirror one as Russian-led forces are also carrying out the demining.

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"According to the OSCE's confirmation, mine clearance activities are mirror-like. They assure the enemy, on the other hand, is also conducting mine clearance activities for its part of the site," Ageyev said.

He added that, in accordance with the approved plan, the schedule for the disengagement of forces and weapons, adopted in Minsk on October 1, it is given up to seven days for mine clearance.