Russia has been pursuing covert supplies of weapons and military hardware to the temporarily occupied areas in eastern Ukraine's Donbas, the Joint Forces Operation Command reports.
In order to conceal its efforts, enemy convoys tend to move along dirt roads, bypassing official checkpoints and trying to remain unnoticed by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission's observers, the JFO HQ says, referring to the October 5 report by the Ukrainian side to the Joint Center for of Ceasefire Control and Coordination.
As an example, OSCE SMM monitors spotted in the southern outskirts of Huselshchikove, near the settlement of Novoazovsk, in the area with no checkpoints available, a white vehicle with a Russian inscription "military inspection," parked near the road.
Read alsoDonbas war update: Ukraine reports two ceasefire violations on Oct 6On the same road, they also saw fresh tracks left by an infantry fighting vehicle, leading to the settlement of Patriotychne in Donetsk region.
These facts testify to the violation of Minsk Agreements, Ukraine says, precisely of Paragraph 5, which bans the deployment of heavy weapons and military hardware in the area of Novoazovsk, under the OSCE monitoring, the Ukrainian side to the JCCC notes.
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