OSCE SMM discovers 30 Grads placed in violation of withdrawal lines in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Multiple launch rocket systems were located in the occupied districts of Luhansk region
17:13, 23 June 2019


The OSCE SMM patrol recorded 30 Grad multiple rocket launchers deployed in violation of the lines of withdrawal of forces in the Russian-occupied districts of the Luhansk region. This is stated in the mission report.

“On June 20, the long-range SMM unmanned aerial vehicle discovered 8 BM-12 Grad multiple-launch rocket systems at the Miusinsk range and 22 BM-21 Grad systems near the Khrustalne,” the report says.

The SMM recorded several dozen other heavy weapons in the occupied territories of Donbas, located along the withdrawal lines, but outside the designated storage areas.

As reported, on June 8, the militants disrupted an agreement on the withdrawal of forces and equipment near the Stanytsia Luhanska, which was scheduled for June 16.

Related: Day in Donbas, June 22: 31 attacks, one KIA, another eight wounded

Earlier Ukrainian soldier died in Donbas, the press center of the joint forces operation HQ reported.

“A soldier of the 24th separate mechanized brigade died, blown up on an explosive device during area checks in the sector of the area of responsibility of the observer post near Olenivka village,” reads the message.

It is also noted that evacuation of the body couldn’t be performed because of the intensive fire. The Ukrainian military returned fire, and the enemy sustained losses.

The body of the perished soldier is being delivered to the territory under the control of Ukraine.

Related: Day in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier wounded

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