OSCE reports on the accumulation of military equipment in the security zone
14:09 / 20 Apr. 2017 / 1044
SMM recorded armored combat vehicles and antiaircraft guns, as well as equipment columns with armed persons on board in the security zone.
As reported, in the government-controlled areas, the monitors observed an armored personnel carrier moving towards Svitlodar, two infantry fighting vehicles not far from the village of Mykhailivka, 34 km north of Luhansk, a infantry fighting vehicle on a truck platform West to the village of Stepove, 30 km north of Luhansk, and an anti-aircraft gun (ZU 23, 23 mm), towed by a truck eastward near the town of Petrivka, 27 km north of Luhansk.
At the territories beyond the Government control, the mission recorded 12 KAMAZ trucks and 3 buses with armed men near the town of Alchevsk, 40 km west of Luhansk, that were heading south-east, and another 2 KAMAZ trucks with armed men on board round Irmino, 54 km west of Luhansk, which were heading south-east.
According to the airborne surveillance data, on 16 April, two BFMs near the village of Uzhovka (former Leninsky, 24 km north-east to Mariupol) and one BBM near the village of Sakhanka (24 km north-east toMariupol) were discovered.
42 children reportedly were killed due the mine explosions since the beginning of the war in Donbas.
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