Donetsk, Sep 29 - DAN. DPR is to start the pullback of forces from Petrovskoye village area on October 1st at 11 a.m. local time, the first ever Donbass personnel withdrawal.

"The disengagement of forces and hardware in Petrovskoye area starts October 1st around 11 a.m.," said deputy commander of DPR Operations Command Colonel Eduard Basurin.

According to DPR Command, the disengagement process will be observed by the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) officers and representatives of OSCE SMM.

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko signed the Agreement on the Disengagement of Forces and Hardware in Donbass on September, 23. Earlier the document was signed by LPR Head Igor Plotnitsky and representatives of OSCE, Russia and Ukraine. The framework agreement covers disengagement of forces and military hardware in three zones: near Petrovskoye in DPR and Zolotoye and Stanitsa Luganskaya in LPR.

According to the document the disengagement should be completed within 30 days in each area of at least 2 km by 2 km. Sides should pull back forces synchronically under OSCE monitors observance. Once the disengagement is complete no servicemen are allowed in the areas exept for the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) observers.

OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug arrived in Donetsk today. He is set to visit Petrovskoye and discuss the details of disengagement process.