The Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe urges the sides in the conflict in Donbas to remove checkpoints and clear mines in three sections in Luhansk and Donetsk region approved by the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG; Ukraine - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) - Russia) for resolving the situation in Donbas. Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug gave the position at a news briefing, Ukrainian News Agency reports. He showed a photo outside the village of Zolote in Luhansk region. The photo depicts checkpoints of militants made of blocks of concrete. "These blocks of concrete must be removed... Mines along the road must be removed immediately." he said. He said the SMM could not begin verification procedures before this. Alexander Hug said the military commands of the sides were capable of stopping the use of weapons by their subordinates. "The sides can stop military actions," he said. He welcomed the agreement achieved by the Trilateral Contact Group. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on September 22, 2016 the Trilateral Contact Group for resolving the situation in Donbas has signed a framework agreement on a disengagement of forces and facilities of the Donbas conflict sides.