"Thus, on November 3, 2018, in Donetsk, the drone of the OSCE SMM spotted 27 T-72 tanks, two 122-mm self-propelled howitzers 2S1 "Gvozdika," one 152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S19 "Msta-S," 32 units of the infantry fighting vehicles and six armoured personnel carriers," the message said.
Earlier, Russian militants announced that the local election would be held on the territory of "people's republics" in Donbas on November 11, 2018. This is due to the assassination of Aleksandr Zakharchenko, former leader of 'Donetsk People's Republic.'
Russian delegation in Minsk talks group said it was ready to recognize the outcome of the election. Ukraine's Poroshenko stated that the 'elections' would have no legal consequences and would not be recognized by the international community.
Besides, Poroshenko emphasized that holding the "elections" in occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions might cause a new wave of sanctions against Russia.
On November 6, Iryna Gerashchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, reported that the Russian delegation officially claimed about the recognition of the elections in occupied Donbas during the negotiation of Minsk Trilateral Contact Group.