The drones of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine has documented numerous cases of finding of military equipment in the territories, where she was obliged to be withdrawn according to the Minsk agreement, according to a SMM report as of Sunday evening, released by the OSCE on the first day of the week.
for example, to the extent controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND), in areas where equipment had to be withdrawn, the UAV recorded 31 tanks, one air defense system " Strela-10M ", and 3 self-propelled howitzers " Carnation ", the report said. It is also stated that the OSCE drone came under attack in electronic warfare over the DPR-controlled settlement Zaichenko 25 kilometres North-West of Mariupol.
the report Also recorded the movement of military equipment outside of the line of withdrawal. Deputy head of the OSCE special monitoring mission Alexander hug said in the interview Last news on the last working day of the week that SMM will continue to report on the movement of the vehicles outside of the line of withdrawal, because although the presence of military equipment and does not violate the letter of the Minsk agreements, it does not help to establish trust between the parties.
anyway, the report highlights continued "in relation to quiet" the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
the report Also told about several cases of restrictions on the movement of observers. For example, the SMM of commissioners once again denied access to border crossing points at the border line with Russia, controlled by the self-proclaimed LNR. And in Toshkovka the Luhansk region to the extent controlled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Soldiers insisted on searching the car SMM. The "soldiers military power of Ukraine stood at a distance of about 4 meters from the head of the MSF vehicle by pointing the machine in the direction of the commissioners of the SMM, and with the finger on the trigger," according to the report.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict steel not less than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well As among them, during meetings in Minsk of the contact group.
at the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. The withdrawal of the arms is performed in two stages, 1st stage is the removal of the weapons in the Luhansk region, the second - in Donetsk. Militia LNR told In proshedshiy Thursday about the completion of the first phase of the diversion of arms a caliber of less than 100 millimeters, the Ukrainian Military said it has completed the 1st stage of the withdrawal on the last working day of the week. In DNR intend to begin Withdrawal on October 21, Under condition of observance of the mode of silence.