During the examination, both sides of the bridge there were representatives of the OSCE
Screenshot: Stanichno-Luganska regional sovereign administracja / Facebook
Ukrainian experts surveyed the destroyed part of the bridge near the village of Lugansk. On 25 July, reported the press service Stanichno-Lugansk district administration in Facebook.
“Finally, our experts were able to examine the bridge. The third attempt”, – stated in the message.
Нарешті нашим спеціалістам вдалося обстежити міст. Третя…
Comments in the “Public radio” the Chairman of the district state administration Yuri Zolkin said that the experts examined the bridge for about two hours. They were able to start working after received the approval of the regime of silence from the OSCE.
“Revised all that is needed, removed the settings. Today we had a group of Russian television,” said Zolkin.
He added that both sides of the bridge there were representatives of the OSCE.
On the eve of the militants did not allow Ukrainian specialists to examine the bridge.
The automobile bridge through the Seversky Donets in the Village of Lugansk undermined several times, finally it was destroyed after the clashes on March 19, 2015. In its place was erected a temporary bridge.
From 2016, there were negotiations about the breeding of forces and weapons near the village of Lugansk. The first stage of the breeding took place on 26 June 2019. The command OOS emphasized that the breeding does not weaken the position of Ukrainian troops and should not endanger the life and health of the civilian population on both sides of the demarcation line. On 27 June the special monitoring mission of the OSCE confirmed that units of the “LC” was allocated into uncontrolled Ukrainian government territory. On 30 June, the OSCE stated that the breeding of forces and means in the Village of Lugansk ended.
On 4 July the SMM, the OSCE said its observers did not record weapons on both sides of the line of contact near the village of Lugansk.
On 8 July the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky gave the militants 10 days for dismantling of concrete structures in the Village Lugansk, and then begin the construction of the bridge. The leader of the terrorist organization “LNR” Leonid beekeeper said that any unilateral actions of Ukraine on the restoration of the bridge in the Village of Lugansk will be perceived by the militants as an act of aggression.
The contact group on 17 July agreed to dismantle the fortifications near the bridge in the Village of Lugansk.
On 24 July the Ukrainian side center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line in the Donbas (SCCC) has said it is ready from this day to begin the dismantling of the fortifications at the village of Lugansk.