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Representatives of the OSCE SMM revealed hidden militants’ "Grads"

03/09/2017 02:11:41 pm
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Aerial imagery revealed the presence on 6 March, in violation of withdrawal lines, of at least 16 multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) near “LPR”-controlled Khrustalnyi (formerly Krasnyi Luch). This is reported by LIGA.net with reference to the press service of the mission.

Aerial imagery also revealed the presence on the same day, beyond withdrawal lines but outside storage sites, of three tanks near Khrustalnyi and five tanks at a known training area near “LPR”-controlled Shymshynivka (27km south-west of Luhansk). The SMM revisited a weapons permanent storage site in “LPR”-controlled areas whose location corresponded with the respective withdrawal lines and noted one tank as missing for the first time.

The SMM observed armoured combat vehicles (ACVs) and an anti-aircraft gun, as well as tracks of military-type vehicles, in the security zone.

In non-government-controlled areas the SMM saw one armoured personnel carrier (APC) (BTR-70) traveling north-west near Yasynuvata, one IFV (BMP-1) being towed by a truck heading east in Luhansk city, one IFV (BMP-variant) south of the Prince Ihor monument near Stanytsia Luhanska, and one APC (MT-LB) heading south-east near Lomuvatka (57km south-west of Luhansk).

"The SMM also saw tracks assessed as those of at least three ACVs west of Starobesheve (32km south-east of Donetsk)", -  the press service added