"In areas currently not controlled by the Government, the Mission saw one stationary tank (type undetermined) in north-western Verkhnoshyrokivske, one towed howitzer (D-30 Lyagushka, 122mm) in Stepove (27km west of Luhansk) and ten multiple-launch rocket systems (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) near Khrustalnyi (formerly Krasnyi Luch, 56km south-west of Luhansk)," the OSCE SMM said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on March 14, 2017.

Read alsoFighting "non-stop": Def. Ministry on escalation in DonbasIn government-controlled areas the SMM saw one stationary towed howitzer (2A36 Giatsint-B, 152mm) about 2km north-east of Vyskryva (76km west of Luhansk) on March 12 (the same weapon was spotted by an SMM middle-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on March 14), one stationary anti-tank guided-missile system (9M113 Konkurs, 135mm) 2km east of Novotoshkivske (53km west of Luhansk) on March 13, and two stationary towed howitzers (2A65 Msta-B, 152mm) near Pryvilne (31km north of Mariupol) on March 14.

As the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters reported earlier, the industrial zone of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector regularly comes under Grad barrages.