OSCE spots "DPR" militants with new shoulder patches

12:20, 03 November 2017
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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has recorded "DPR" militants with new shoulder patches.

Photo from UNIAN

"On 31 October, at a checkpoint on the northern edge of 'DPR'-controlled Novoazovsk (40km east of Mariupol), the SMM saw a man in dark green digital camouflage clothing with a shoulder patch bearing the image of a black bat on a blue background surrounded by a yellow ring," the OSCE SMM said in an update on November 2 based on information received as of 19:30 local time on November 1, 2017.

It is also reported that "the man had an assault rifle (AK-74), which the SMM assessed as new."

Read alsoU.S. Mission to OSCE: Russian aid convoys evidence of involvement in Donbas conflictAs UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reported its monitors had seen up to 50 tanks in occupied areas outside the city of Donetsk seized by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ("DPR") in eastern Ukraine.

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