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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has officially confirmed the completion of the process of disengagement of troops and weapons in the area of Zolote, Luhansk region, Joint Forces Operation HQ reports.

The verification took place on Tuesday, November 26, with the participation of the Deputy Chairman of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine, Mark Etherington.

According to Etherington, both sides complied with all obligations regarding the process of withdrawal.

"Forces of the State Emergency Situations Service of Ukraine cleared certain areas from explosive objects, dismantled fortifications and military facilities," JFO HQ noted.

The process of disengagement in Donbas began following an agreement reached on October 1 during the negotiations of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on Donbas settlement.

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In Zolote, troops started to withdraw on October 29, 2019.

On November 1, mine clearance began.

On November 11, the stage of fortification dismantling was launched at the disengagement site.