The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded a large number of heavy weaponry in the militant-controlled areas of Donetsk region, according to the report published on September 30.
“In violation of the respective withdrawal lines, the SMM unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted four main battle tanks (MBTs) in the “DPR”-controlled area of Michurine (56km north-east of Mariupol) and twenty MBTs and other military hardware in the area of “DPR”-controlled Sontseve (58km north-east of Mariupol). In the government-controlled area of Starohnativka (51km south of Donetsk) two MBTs were noted,” reads the report.
Explosions heard by the SMM in Donetsk region attribute to the live-fire exercises conducted in “DPR”-controlled area.
It was earlier reported that one of the militant leaders – Aleksandr Zakharchenko – announced that the withdrawal of weapons in the conflict area was halted.