OSCE spotted movement of militant heavy weapons ahead of Maryinka battle
The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) recorded a significant movement of heavy weapons of DNR militants 14 km from Maryinka on June 2-3, the Ukrainian newspaper ZN.UA has reported.
In particular, from the evening of June 2 the OSCE observers spotted eight tracked armored vehicles, four of which were tanks, as well as a military truck carrying a 122-mm artillery piece.
On the morning of June 3 observers spotted a movement of two T-64 tanks, a column of one BMP-2, three military trucks (one of them was carrying a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun) and two T-72 tanks. In addition, movement of seven T-64 tanks was recorded.
During the day, OSCE drone recorded four Acacia 152-mm self-propelled guns.
SMM representatives noted that "leadership of DNR" (Donetsk People’s Republic) has refused to comment on the movement of heavy equipment in the area of Maryinka.
Earlier it was reported that on June 3 Russian-backed militants launched a massive offensive on Ukrainian positions, with the strongest attack on Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, near Donetsk.