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 Russian-backed militants impacted Stanytsia Luhanska with banned weapons, - OSCE

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) observed more than ten fresh craters in government-controlled parts of Stanytsia Luhanska, most of which it assessed as having been caused by automatic grenade launcher fire.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received as of 7:30 p.m. May 31, 2016.

"The SMM also saw shell debris of recoilless guns (SPG-9, 73mm) and cannon (BMP-1, 73mm). The SMM conducted crater analysis of one of the craters, and assessed the fire to have originated from a northerly direction.

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"The local commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces checkpoint at the Stanytsia Luhanska bridge told the SMM that from 10:30 p.m. on May 30 to 1 a.m. on May 31 his staff had observed firing from different types of weapons. An SMM unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted hundreds of fresh craters every six-seven meters on one slope in the vicinity of "LPR" positions and more than ten fresh craters at the northern base of the Prince Ihor monument," the report reads.

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