DNR and LNR complete withdrawal of heavy weaponry in presence of OSCE monitors - officials

The Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has announced the completion of the withdrawal of the heavy armaments of the militia from the separation line with the Ukrainian army.

The Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has announced the completion of the withdrawal of the heavy armaments of the militia from the separation line with the Ukrainian army.

"The DNR army has completed the withdrawal of armaments in the presence of OSCE observers," senior official from the DNR Defense Ministry Eduard Basurin told Interfax on Sunday.

"Six pieces of weaponry were withdrawn from the southern direction today," he added.

The militia of self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) has withdrawn heavy armaments from the separation line with the Ukrainian military in keeping with the timetable, Prime Minister of LPR Hennadiy Tsypkalov told Interfax on Sunday.

Earlier on Sunday that the militia started pulling out the last columns of weaponry in the southern direction.

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