Ukraine troop pullback postponed until Saturday

 
Fri Nov 8th, 2019 - Nationwide
 

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols by a destroyed coal mine of Butovka at the front line with Russia-backed separatists not far from the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region on November 7, 2019. – Ukraine’s army and Kremlin-backed separatists on November 8, 2019 postponed the planned pullback of troops in the war-torn east by 24 hours, international monitors said. “The withdrawal of forces and hardware will start on Saturday, 9 November 2019, at 12:00” Kiev time (1000 GMT), Martin Sajdik, an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) envoy, said in a statement. (Photo by Anatolii STEPANOV / AFP)

Ukraine’s army and Kremlin-backed separatists on Friday postponed the planned pullback of troops in the war-torn east by 24 hours, international monitors said.

“The withdrawal of forces and hardware will start on Saturday, 9 November 2019, at 12:00” Kiev time (1000 GMT), Martin Sajdik, an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) envoy, said in a statement.

Kiev said earlier it was ready to begin the troop pullback near the village of Petrivske in the Donetsk region on Friday but the separatists insisted that the withdrawal be delayed until Saturday.

 
 

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source: Guardian