OSCE records multiple launch rocket systems in occupied Donbas

OSCE records multiple launch rocket systems in occupied Donbas

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded eight multiple launch rocket systems in a training area near Kruhlyk (65km south-west of Luhansk), as well as dozens of tanks and howitzers in the occupied Donbas in violation of the Minsk agreements.

The OSCE SMM informed this in a report, based on information received as of 19:30, August 9, 2019.

“On August 7, aerial imagery available to the SMM revealed the presence of eight multiple launch rocket systems in a training area near Kruhlyk (65km south-west of Luhansk), and four self-propelled howitzers in a training area near Novoselivka (37km north-east of Donetsk)," the report says.

In addition, on August 8, an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted five self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122mm) in a training area near Shymshynivka (27km south-west of Luhansk).

All of these weapons were located beyond withdrawal lines but outside designated storage sites.

Also, on August 7, aerial imagery available to the SMM revealed the presence of 21 tanks and a surface-to-air missile system in a training area near Buhaivka (37km south-west of Luhansk), and 21 tanks in a training area near Kruhlyk (see above).

The SMM recorded the presence of 18 self-propelled howitzers or mortars and 28 towed howitzers or mortars in a training area near Buhaivka (see above).

On August 8, an SMM mini-UAV spotted 12 tanks (a T-64 and 11 T-72, including one with its barrel removed) in a training area near Shymshynivka.

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