OSCE spots amassing of heavy weapons, new ammunition crates in occupied Donbas
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has spotted the amassing of heavy weapons and new ammunition crates in non-government-controlled area.
"Beyond withdrawal lines but outside designated storage sites in a non-government-controlled area, on August 10, an SMM mini-UAV spotted in total 18 towed howitzers (eight 2A36 Giatsint-B, 152mm and ten 2A65 Msta-B, 152mm) in the abovementioned compound north of Khrustalnyi (formerly Krasnyi Luch, 56km south-west of Luhansk)," the OSCE said in an update as of 19:30 Kyiv time on August 12, 2018.
"About 1km north-west, at another compound, the same SMM mini-UAV spotted an artillery reconnaissance vehicle (PRP-4 Nard) and 775 ammunition crates (some of which were assessed as new), as well as 118 crates of MLRS (BM-21) rockets," the report says.
According to the report, in violation of withdrawal lines in non-government-controlled areas, an SMM long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) again spotted six multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) in a compound north of Khrustalnyi on August 10, which were not seen earlier during the day when an SMM mini-UAV flew over the same area. On August 11, the SMM saw four MLRS (BM-21) near Novoamvrosiivske (56km east of Donetsk).