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 Funeral vans heading for Russia from Donbas spotted by OSCE

The OSCE Observer Mission at the Gukovo and Donetsk checkpoints in Russia's Rostov region says funeral vans were once again spotted crossing the Ukrainian-Russian border.

Censor.NET reports referring to the mission's weekly update.

"During the reporting week, the monitors observed two ambulances crossing the border between the Russian Federation and Ukraine and two funeral vans," the report says.

The first ambulance appeared at the Donetsk checkpoint on Feb. 27 crossing into Ukraine at 5:04 a.m. and returning to the Russian Federation at 7:36 a.m. that same morning. The ambulance had Russian Federation licence plates; the monitors were unable to confirm if there were patients inside.

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The second ambulance was observed on Feb. 27 at the Gukovo checkpoint, crossing into Ukraine at 7:07 p.m. The monitors could not determine the type of licence plate due to limited visibility, or if any patients were inside.

The first funeral van was observed crossing from the Russian Federation into Ukraine on Feb. 22 at the Donetsk checkpoint. It crossed into Ukraine at 4:00 p.m. The second funeral van was observed on Feb. 27 at the Gukovo checkpoint. It had Ukrainian licence plates and crossed into Ukraine at 4:35 p.m. The van had an inscription "Requiem" written in Russian on its side.

As previously reported, Ukrainian soldiers destroyed an enemy mortar crew in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.
 
 
 
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