Donetsk, May 25 – DAN. Security situation in the village of Petrovskoye is deteriorating as Ukraine builds up new fortifications in the disengagement zone, said DPR envoy to the negotiations Denis Pushilin.

"The situation is extremely difficult. As the OSCE SMM reports Ukrainian army presence in Petrovskoye, trenches and fortifications that were not present earlier. Militray equipment has also been recorded."

Pushilin said that Ukrainian troops are present at the sites that earlier were under DPR army control. He reminded that in accordance with the Framework agreement on the disengagement even troops are not allowed to be present in the disengagement zones.

The area of Petrovskoye was considered demilitarized, as the disengagement was carried out there on October 7, 2016. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian armed forces have been breaching the Framework agreement on the disengagement since May 2018, according to the JCCC. Kiev troops advanced into the grey zone in thevicinity of Petrovskoye affecting the situation on the contact line.

Ukrainian army opened artillery fire on Petrovskoye this morning. *ot