OSCE monitors spot about 30 howitzers in Russia-occupied areas in Donbas

23:59, 19 March 2019
War
2450 0
An SMM mini-UAV spotted an automatic jamming system (R-330Zh, Zhitel) on a KamAZ-4310 / Photo from UNIAN

"In non-government-controlled areas, an SMM mini-UAV on March 14 spotted: 16 self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122mm), 14 towed howitzers (D-30 Lyagushka, 122mm) and three anti-tank guns (MT-12 Rapira, 100mm) in a training area near Buhaivka (37km south-west of Luhansk) and an anti-tank gun (MT-12) near Perevalsk (38km west of Luhansk)," the OSCE said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 Kyiv time on March 18, 2019.

On March 17, an SMM mini-UAV spotted six tanks (probable T-64) and a probable self-propelled howitzer (2S3 Akatsiya, 152mm) in Luhansk city.

Read alsoOSCE monitors spot casings of multiple launch rocket systems in Russia-occupied Donetsk

They were beyond withdrawal lines but outside of designated storage sites, the OSCE said.

What is more, OSCE observers spotted over 35 tanks in Russia-occupied Donbas.

In particular, an SMM mini-UAV on March 14 spotted 11 tanks (T-64), including one with its barrel missing, in a training area near Shymshynivka (27km south-west of Luhansk) and 25 tanks (T-64), including one with its barrel missing, nine towed mortars (2B11 Sani, 120mm) and four surface-to-air missile systems (9K35) in a training area near Buhaivka.

An SMM mini-UAV spotted an automatic jamming system (R-330Zh, Zhitel) on a KamAZ-4310 and a radio-electronic jamming complex (Tirada-2) near Yuzhna-Lomuvatka (60km west of Luhansk) in non-government-controlled areas.

If you see a spelling error on our site, select it and press Ctrl+Enter