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Russia continues weapons and military hardware supplies to the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, intelligence reports.

"Russia continues to supply weapons, military hardware, and other military assets to the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions through border sections beyond Ukraine's control," according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate.

Read alsoDonbas truce: Ukraine reports two ceasefire violations by enemy forces on Aug 17Over the past two weeks, up to 20 pieces of military hardware, restored and upgraded b Russian defense firms, were delivered to be operated by the Russian occupation forces in Donbas.

Yet another batch of unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with modern video surveillance systems was delivered from Russia in a separate haul by trucks.

Therefore, the intelligence concludes, Russian are enhancing combat effectiveness of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) Army Corps.

Russian arms supplies to Donbas: previous report

In late July and early August, within a week, Russia delivered to the occupied areas in eastern Ukraine at least 10 armored combat vehicles, up to 30 trucks loaded with small arms, ammunition, and military equipment, as well as about 1,000 tonnes of fuel, Ukrainian military intelligence has reported.