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 OSСE Spotted Convoys of Heavy Weapons and Tanks in Donetsk and Makiivka

Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) spotted convoys of heavy weapons and tanks in the cities of Donetsk and Makiivka, controlled by DPR.

It is mentioned it the latest SMM report (November 8), Censor.NET reports citing Podrobnosti.

"In the cities of Donetsk and Makiivka, which are DPR-controlled territory, the SMM observed convoys of heavy weapons and tanks. At the time of reporting, the SMM could hear heavy, outgoing shelling to the north and northwest of the city's outskirts, which had started at 2:45 p.m.

"On the eastern outskirts of Makiivka town, the SMM observed a convoy of more than 40 trucks and tankers moving west on highway H-21.

"Of these, 19 were large trucks - Kamaz type, covered, and without markings or number plates - each towing a 122mm howitzer and containing personnel in dark green uniforms without insignia.

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"15 were Kraz troop carriers. The remaining six were small fuel tankers fitted with cranes. The SMM observed an unmarked BTR (APC) leading the convoy, with a tarpaulin over the gun.

"At 3:20 p.m., at the intersection of Leninskyi Street and Kuprin Street (7km south-west of Donetsk city centre) the SMM observed a convoy of nine tanks - four T72 and five T64 - moving west, also unmarked.", the report says.

Didier Burkhalter, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office said he was very concerned by resurgence of violence in the eastern regions of Ukraine and by activities leading to more fragility instead of further stabilization of the situation.

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