OSCE monitors see howitzers, Grads in occupied areas in violation of withdrawal lines

23:45, 14 February 2019
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The SMM continued to monitor the withdrawal of weapons in implementation of the Minsk Memorandum and the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, as well as its Addendum, according to the Mission's spot report covering the period from 19:30 Feb 12 to 19:30 Feb 13.

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In violation of withdrawal lines, in non-government-controlled areas, an SMM mini-UAV on February 12 spotted "three self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122mm) in a training area near Sofiivka (formerly Karlo-Marksove, 40km north-east of Donetsk).

On February 13, the SMM saw "five multiple launch rocket systems (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) on the northern edge of Khrustalnyi (formerly Krasnyi Luch, 56km south-west of Luhansk) and a mortar (type undetermined, 120mm) near Molodizhne (63km north-west of Luhansk)."

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