OSCE spots Strela-10 missile systems, anti-aircraft guns as militants violate withdrawal lines

17:50, 13 August 2017
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Donbas militants continue violating the lines of military equipment withdrawal, according to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission’s report of August 12.

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“In violation of withdrawal lines in non-government-controlled areas, on 10 August the SMM observed six surface-to-air missile systems (9K35 Strela-10, 120mm) traveling south-west in the south-eastern outskirts of Luhansk city,” reads the report.

The mission added that in non-government-controlled areas on August 10 they saw “an anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23) mounted on a military-type truck among nine other military-type trucks, all of which had covered cargo areas, travelling south-west in the south-eastern outskirts of Luhansk city.”

Read alsoOSCE observers repair destroyed CCTV cam in DonbasBesides, on August 10 the monitors spotted two armored personnel carriers (APCs) (BRDM-2) near Popasna (one stationary and one travelling east) and, on August 11, two APCs (BRDM-2) traveling east near Karlivka (25km north-west of Donetsk).

Read alsoUkraine reports 1KIA, 8WIA in Donbas in last dayAs UNIAN reported earlier, OSCE SMM throughout the week has recorded a 55% increase in ceasefire violations in Donbas, according to Deputy Principal Monitor Alexander Hug.

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