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 OSCE spots van carrying dead across Ukrainian-Russian border to Russia

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has registered a vehicle marked "Cargo 200" moving across the Ukrainian-Russian border.

Censor.NET reports referring to the OSCE press service.

On Jan. 26 at the Donetsk border checkpoint, a car with Ukrainian registration plates was observed crossing into the Russian Federation carrying a white coffin on its roof.

On Jan. 28 at the same checkpoint, monitors observed a minivan with Ukrainian registration plates crossing the border into the Russian Federation. The van had the inscription "Ritual service" and the sign "Gruz 200" (Cargo 200) inside its windshield. Two civilian cars accompanied the van during its crossing.

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From Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, the number of camo-clad persons crossing the border in both directions increased by 38 people: from 86 to 124 people.

"61 of them crossed into the Russian Federation, 63 into Ukraine. They continued to cross the border individually or in groups. Most individuals crossed by foot, however, some made use of private vehicles, buses or minivans," the press service says.

According to the OSCE, this makes it difficult to observe their movement across the border, especially since many of the private vehicles have tinted windows, and buses and minivans have drawn curtains.

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Compared to the previous week, the total number of trucks increased from 561 to 615. Separately, monitors observed tanker trucks crossing the border in both directions. The number of tanker trucks increased from 33 to 41 this week.

As previously reported, 67 enemy attacks were registered on Feb. 1. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 10 wounded, four traumatized.
 
 
 
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