Ukraine intel tips OSCE SMM about militants' MBTs, artillery, Grads

14:00, 03 February 2016
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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has been informed about the deployment of militant MBTs, artillery systems and Grad multiple rocket launchers in the Donbas conflict zone, according to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

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"The OSCE representatives were provided with information about the deployment of banned main battle tanks, artillery systems and 122mm Grad multiple rocket launchers near the towns of Stakhanov, Makiyivka, the city of Donetsk and the village of Manuilivka," the report says.

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