OSCE observers spot military hardware in militant-controlled areas of Donbas
Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in its daily monitoring report as of August 30 said that howitzers, tanks, military trucks and other armored vehicles had been spotted in the areas of Donbas beyond Kyiv government’s control.
"In violation of withdrawal lines, in non-government-controlled areas, aerial imagery revealed the presence of four self-propelled howitzers in a training area 3.7km east-south-east of Ternove (57km east of Donetsk)," the report reads.
Aerial imagery revealed the presence of 49 tanks in a training area 3.7km east-south-east of Ternove and 37 tanks in a compound 3.2km west of Manuilivka (65km east of Donetsk).
In non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw a tank (T-72) loaded on a truck trailer about 3km south of Luhansk city heading east.
Read alsoPoroshenko insists on 24/7 format of OSCE monitoring in DonbasBesides, the SMM observed the presence of armored combat vehicles, other military-type armored vehicles and tracks of military-type vehicles in the security zone. In non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw fresh tracks assessed as those of a tank (T-72) and an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) (BMP-2) near Kalynove (60km west of Luhansk); and fresh tracks assessed as those of at least nine armoured personnel carriers (APCs) (MT-LB) between Kadiivka (formerly Stakhanov, 50km west of Luhansk) and Irmino (54km west of Luhansk).
Aerial imagery also revealed the presence of two military-type armored vehicles near Pikuzy (formerly Kominternove, 92km south of Donetsk). It also revealed the presence on the same day of five military-type armored vehicles and about 50 military-type trucks near Kalmiuske (formerly Komsomolske, 42km south-east of Donetsk), in a zone within which deployment of heavy armaments and military equipment is proscribed according to Point 5 of the Memorandum of September 19, 2014.