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Events in Ukraine on 5 October 2015.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

that have happened in Ukraine today

 

Tuka: Withdrawal of Tanks Launched in the Lugansk Region

The withdrawal of tanks from the demarcation line has been launched in the Lugansk region, the governor of the Lugansk Regional Military and Civil Administration, Georgy Tuka said in an interview with TV channel 112 Ukraine. 

"The process has been launched, as far as I know, by both parties. I received reports yesterday about its start," he announced.

According to prior reports of the ATO press centre on October 4, rebels fully observed the armistice in the ATO area and did not fire on army positions, which allowed beginning the implementation of a planned withdrawal of equipment and weapons with a calibre of less than 100mm."

Ukrainian military has planned to begin the first stage of the withdrawal on October 5 in the Lugansk region. T-64 and T-72 tanks as well as D-48 and-44 anti-tank cannons with a calibre of 85-mm and mortars 2B-9 82mm mortars are to be pulled back to certain areas. 

The withdrawal process will last 41 day. 

Militants Already Stipulated Conditions,

Under Which They Are Willing to Change the Election Date

Rebels in the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions have not ruled out a possibility to postpone the election date if appropriate amendments are introduced to the electoral legislation of Ukraine, the Russian Interfax reports with a reference to a source in a subgroup for Political Affairs of the Tripartite contact group.

As reported earlier, the presidents of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia emphasized the impossibility to hold rebel elections on October 18 and November 1 during their Norman negotiations. However, they agreed that elections in the occupied territories of Donbass are to be held in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation.

Russian Federation Admits Its Intrusion of the Turkish Air Space

 

Moscow told Ankara that the Russian aircraft that violated Turkish airspace was a mistake and that it would not happen again, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.

Earlier on Monday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said a Russian military aircraft had violated the country’s airspace on October 3 from Syria.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was called to the Turkish Foreign Ministry earlier in the day over the incident, where the Turkish foreign minister voiced a protest over the airspace violation in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday he would convene an extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council to discuss Russia's military activity in Syria and "unacceptable violations" of NATO-member Turkey's airspace.

 

ATO Headquarters: No Casualties in the ATO Area in the Past 24 Hours

No deaths were reported in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the Presidential Administration on ATO issues, Andriy Lysenko, reported at a briefing on Monday.

"No Ukrainian serviceman was killed or wounded in the past 24 hours," Lysenko said.

According to him, only one armed provocation was recorded near Granitne on Sunday.

Also, one rebel UAV was seen in the Donetsk region.

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