The supplement to the Package of measures on implementing the Minsk Agreements from 12 February 2015 was agreed upon on September 29 at the negotiations of the Contact Group in Minsk. The supplement envisages withdrawal of tanks, artillery weapons of less than 100mm caliber, and mortars of equal to or less than 120mm caliber to a distance of 15 kilometers from the contact line in Donbas.
The process of withdrawal that started on October 3 and is expected to be completed in 41 days is monitored by representatives of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC). They send reports on the withdrawal progress to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM).
Ukrainian forces violate ceasefire regime 11 times over last 24 hours. According to DPR defense ministry, Ukrainian forces have violated ceasefire regime 11 times over the last 24 hours on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Ukrainian forces "continued to provoke DPR Armed Forces over the last 24 hours to open fire at the positions of nationalist battalions. Yesterday they violated ceasefire 11 times," Donetsk News Agency quoted a DPR defense ministry spokesperson as saying.
According to DPR defense ministry, Kiev forces shelled the Volvo Center near the Donetsk airport, Zhabunki settlement on Donetsk’s northern outskirts, settlements of Ozeryanovka and Panteleymonovka in Golvoka’s south-west. More than 30 mines were fired at the DPR territory.
Ukrainian forces also opened fire from large-caliber firearms at settlements to the north and north-west of Gorlovka (Zaytsevo, mine 6-7) and Shirokaya Balka settlement.