The OSCE special monitoring mission reported violations of the diversion of weapons by both parts of the conflict in Donbas
12:19 / 06 Apr. 2017 / 649
The SMM continued to monitor the withdrawal of weapons, in implementation of the Package of Measures, its Addendum, and the Memorandum. According to the report dated 3 April in violation of the respective withdrawal lines, in government-controlled areas the SMM saw 11 MLRS (BM21 Grad, 122mm) near Malynivka (82km north of Donetsk), 11 MLRS (BM-21, 122mm) near Chabanivka (66km north-west of Luhansk), 17 self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122mm) near Oleksandropil (43km north of Donetsk) and six self-propelled howitzers (2S1, 122mm) near Soledar (79km north of Donetsk).
Following the report in violation of the respective withdrawal lines in non-government controlled areas aerial imagery revealed on 31 March the presence of at least 13 MLRS (BM-21, 122mm) near “LPR”-controlled Khrustalnyi (formerly Krasnyi Luch, 54km south-west of Luhansk). Beyond the withdrawal lines, but outside storage sites in non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw 30-40 stationary tanks near Ternove (57km east of Donetsk) and 11 tanks near Uspenka (23km south-west of Luhansk).
The mission stressed that by the end of March the number of armament round Krasny Luch had been two times increased comparing 6 March.
The restoring-donbass.com website - is an interactive platform, which was created by the "Restoring Donbas" community initiative of Oleksandr Klymenko. The latest news, blogs and analysis, background information and useful ads for IDPs and Donbas residents are available on the website.