OSCE Spots Amassing Of Heavy Weapons In Russian-Occupied Donbass

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian-led forces continue violating the withdrawal lines defined by the Minsk agreements.


The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has spotted the amassing of heavy weapons in Russian-occupied Donbass.

"In violation of withdrawal lines in non-government-controlled areas, on January 29, the SMM saw three stationary mortars (2B11) in Shyroka Balka (34km north-east of Donetsk) and seven stationary self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122mm) at a training area near Ternove (57km east of Donetsk)," the OSCE SMM said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on January 30, 2019. 

It is also reported that "beyond withdrawal lines but outside storage sites in non-government-controlled areas, on January 29, aerial imagery available to the SMM revealed the presence of 58 tanks (55 T-72 and three T-64) at a training area near Ternove, nine mortars (2B11), four surface-to-air missile systems (9K35), 10 self-propelled howitzers (2S1), three tanks (T-64) and six towed howitzers (D-30 Lyagushka, 122mm) at a training area near Miusynsk (62km south-west of Luhansk), and 18 towed howitzers (eight 2A36 Giatsint-B, 152mm and 10 2A65 Msta-B, 152mm) at a compound in Zelenyi Hai (49km south-west of Luhansk)," the monitors said.

Source: UNIAN

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