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Monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine have spotted casings of multiple launch rocket systems in the Russia-occupied city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

"On Putylivska Roshcha Street in Donetsk city, about 3.5km north-east of Donetsk central railway station, the SMM spotted an object lying on the side of the street which it assessed as a casing of a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) (a Grad type) rocket," the OSCE said in its March 4 update based on information received as of 19:30 Kyiv time on March 3, 2019.

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"On March 2, on Ananchenka Street in the Trudivski area of the Petrovskyi district of Donetsk city (non-government-controlled, 15km south-west of Donetsk city centre), about 10m from nearest inhabited residential houses, the Mission saw an object embedded in the asphalt in the middle of the street which it assessed as a casing of an MLRS rocket," it said.