OSCE spots 22 Grad rocket launchers south-west of Russian-occupied Luhansk

22:58, 13 January 2019
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"On January 11, an SMM mini-UAV spotted 22 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) near Khrustalnyi (formerly Krasnyi Luch, 56km south-west of Luhansk)," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update with reference to an OSCE SMM report based on information as of 19:30 Kyiv time on January 11, 2019.

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On January 10, an SMM mini-UAV spotted three self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122mm), five tanks (three T-72 and two T-64 with engines removed) and an anti-tank gun (MT-12Rapira, 100mm) in a training area near Sofiivka (formerly Karlo-Marksove, 40km north-east of Donetsk).

What is more, OSCE monitors said that 17 self-propelled howitzers (2S1), ten towed howitzers (nine D-30 Lyagushka, 122mm and one 2A65 Msta-B, 152mm) and five MLRS (BM-21) were again missing at a heavy weapons permanent storage site in a non-government-controlled area of Luhansk region on January 11.

As the JFO HQ reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces have mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, since Sunday midnight as a result of which one Ukrainian soldier has been wounded in action.

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