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 OSCE monitors record Grads, tanks, and 500 armed militants in Luhansk airfield

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OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine continues monitoring the withdrawal of weapon as stipulated by the Minsk agreements package.

Censor.NET report citing the SMM report.

"In non-government-controlled areas, the SMM again saw one tank (T-64) with a front-mounted mine sweeper near "DPR"-controlled Nikishyne (60 km north-east of Donetsk) and continued to observe seven multiple-launch rocket systems (BM-21 Grad, 122 mm), seven self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 122 mm), 10 towed howitzers (five D-30 Lyagushka, 122 mm; and five 2A65 Msta-B, 152 mm), and seven tanks (T-72) at an aerodrome in the south-eastern outskirts of Luhansk city," the report says.

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The SMM observed armored combat vehicles and an anti-aircraft gun in the security zone. The SMM saw one armored personnel carrier (APC) (BTR-80) heading north-east on road T1309 near government-controlled Shchastia (20 km north of Luhansk).

"In non-government-controlled areas the SMM saw: an anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23-2) mounted on an undetermined tracked vehicle parked in front of a house at the north-eastern edge of Pikuzy (formerly Kominternove, "DPR"-controlled, 23 km north-east of Mariupol) and an APC (BTR-80) 1.7 km east of Pikuzy with at least 10 armed "DPR" members sitting on top heading south-west. At the Luhansk aerodrome, the SMM saw 12 APCs (five MTLB and seven BTR-80), seven IFVs (BMP-2), 15 trucks and five vehicles for towing howitzers, all stationary. There were also over 500 armed men wearing military-style clothing," the monitors said.

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