Militants hide banned weapons in occupied Ternove - OSCE
Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it recorded heavy weapons banned under the Minsk agreements amassed in the militant-controlled village of Ternove in Donetsk region, that’s according to the mission’s report of January 25 released on Tuesday.
“In violation of respective withdrawal lines, on 22 January aerial surveillance imagery available to the SMM revealed the presence of 17 self-propelled howitzers (heavy weapons) at a training area near “DPR”-controlled Ternove,” reads the report.
Additionally, aerial surveillance imagery available to the SMM revealed a concentration of military hardware was observed on 22 January: 12 towed artillery pieces, 55 military-type trucks, 120 armoured vehicles, and 115 pieces of unidentified equipment at a training area near “DPR”-controlled Ternove; 53 armoured vehicles, 35 military-type trucks, and 30 pieces of unidentified equipment near Buhaivka.
Read alsoOSCE opens Forward Patrol Base in Stanytsia LuhanskaThe SMM monitored the presence of other hardware as follows: two armoured personnel carriers (APCs; BTR-80) and three infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs; BMP-2) near the government-controlled part of Zolote (60km north-west of Luhansk), two IFVs (BMP-1) and one anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23) mounted on a military-type truck on the “LPR”-controlled Vesela Hora (16km north of Luhansk), 13 military-type trucks and one multipurpose armoured vehicle (MT-LB) in “LPR”-controlled Yuvileine (10km west of Luhansk), one IFV (BMP-2) near “LPR”-controlled Pionerske (19km east of Luhansk).