OSCE monitors spot groups of tanks near Russian-occupied Luhansk

21:59, 21 February 2019
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In particular, on February 17, aerial imagery available to the SMM revealed the presence of the following military hardware in non-government-controlled areas: 17 tanks (type undetermined), nine pieces of self-propelled and 18 pieces of towed artillery or mortars in a training area near Myrne (28km south-west of Luhansk) and 27 tanks (type undetermined) in a training area near Kruhlyk (31km south-west of Luhansk), the OSCE SMM said in its update on February 21.

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On February 18, aerial imagery available to the SMM revealed the presence of: 17 tanks (type undetermined) in a training area near Buhaivka (37km south-west of Luhansk); six tanks (type undetermined) in a training area near Shymshynivka (27km south-west of Luhansk); and 21 tanks (type undetermined) in a training area near Ternove (15km south-east of Luhansk).

Aerial imagery available to the SMM revealed on February 18 the presence of eight pieces of self-propelled and 23 pieces of towed artillery in a training area near Buhaivka.

"The SMM continued to monitor the withdrawal of weapons in implementation of the Memorandum and the Package of Measures and its Addendum," the update said.

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