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 30 percent of withdrawn weapons disappeared from holding areas in Donbas, - OSCE

February was the worst month in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area since Sept. 2015.

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) recorded disappearance of 30 percent of withdrawn weapons from holding areas. OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug said at a briefing, Censor.NET informs citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

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Hug reminded that OSCE observers are monitoring the withdrawal of weapons from the line of contact.

"We see that both sides have withdrawn their weapons and placed them in holding areas. However, we are also observing that the weapons start disappearing from these areas. Weapons from both sides of the conflict. About 30 percent of the weapons have already disappeared. We've noticed those heavy weaponry in places where they were not supposed to be," Hug said.

He also mentioned that Grad multiple rocket launcher strike was recorded in Debaltseve. MLRSes were also noticed in Ivanivka.

The situation in the ATO area has been deteriorating since mid-January. According to OSCE observations, February was the tensest month since last September. The majority of violations are reported near Donetsk.

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