This was stated by OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE MP Serhiy Lovochkin commenting on the beginning of troops disengagement near Bohdanivka and Petrovske in the Donetsk region.

“We are happy to hear that the preparations to troops and arms disengagement near Bohdanivka and Petrovske have started. This is yet another evidence that political will is able to move the peace process forward. It opens real prospects for the meeting in the Normandy format, during which the step-by-step plan for political settlement of the lengthy and bloody conflict in the Donbas must be agreed upon,” the opposition politician said.

Lovochkin added this gives hope for implementation of the political part of the Minsk agreement.

“It’s important to unite efforts by all politicians and parties who want to end the war and finally unite the country and the Ukrainian people,” Lovochkin said.

The MP is asking his peers to be more active in passing the bills that are needed for peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas. He reminded that OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE has drafted a package of necessary bills.

“OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE is the first and the only party that proposed the bills for political settlement. We are ready to discuss them with our parliament colleagues and work in committees to secure their passage by the parliament.

“We are calling on all MPs to dismiss their political ambitions, stop the speculations that hinder the peace process, and focus on preparation and implementation of the steps that will end the war, return the territories and the people. The entire Ukrainian people is looking forward to it, and we must live up to their hopes,” Lovochkin said.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, members of the parliamentary committee on national security and defense visited Zolote, the Luhansk region, on a monitoring mission. The goal of the mission is to assess the situation with the troops disengagement.

The mission will operate within the permanent group for tactical response to changes in situation in the Joint Forces Operation area and along the line of troops and arms separation.