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 / 416
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.
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