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 Situation remains tense at Donetsk airport as militants brought 11 Grads to the city

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has recorded less cease-fire violations in comparison to previous days, nevertheless, the overall security situation at and around 'DPR'-controlled Donetsk airport remained tense.

Censor.NET reports citing Hordon.

The SMM recorded 13 explosions and one outgoing burst at a distances ranging between three to more than 15km in multiple directions between 9 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. Between 10 a.m. and 12:55 p.m., the SMM observed an intensive smoke cloud rising above Ukraine-controlled area.

Between 12:55 p.m. and 16:15 p.m. the SMM heard approximately 13 explosions occurring at locations three to six kilometres north-west, and five explosions at locations two to three kilometres north-east of its position at Donetsk railway station ('DPR'-controlled)

On 14 August, at 09:10 a.m., the SMM observed a convoy from the Russian Federation travelling along Krasnodonska Boulevard in 'LPR'-controlled Luhansk city. The SMM counted 32 white trucks with Russian Federation insignia and three support vehicles. At 12:55 p.m., the SMM observed the convoy from the Russian Federation travelling in a direction two kilometres south-east of 'LPR'-controlled Novosvitlivka (16 km south-east of Luhansk). 42 white trucks with Russian Federation insignia and three support vehicles were observed.

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The SMM revisited three 'DPR' heavy weapons holding areas whose locations comply with the respective withdrawal lines. At one area the SMM concluded that all the weapons were present. At the second holding area a 'DPR' member told the SMM that 11 BM-21 Grad rocket systems had been transported to Donetsk city and denied the SMM access to the holding area. At the third holding area the SMM was also denied access.

Besides, in "DPR"-controlled Khartsyzk, (34km east of Donetsk) the SMM observed one multi-purpose light-armoured towing vehicle (MTLB) with surface to air missiles, assessed to be 120mm SA13.

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