According to the Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) intelligence, a large group of Ukrainian military equipment, including main battle tanks and cannon artillery, has arrived to the area of the village of Novotroitskoye under Volnovaha.
The Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) intelligence has spotted the arrival of a large group of Ukrainian military equipment to the area of the village of Novotroitskoye under Volnovaha. Main battle tanks and cannon artillery have been deployed there, the DAN news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Deputy Commander of the Republic’s Operational Command, Eduard Basurin.
“We continue to spot the movement of the Ukrainian Armed Forces‘ military equipment, prohibited by the Minsk agreements, near the line of the contact. Fifty eight units of military equipment, including main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery platforms and infantry combat vehicles, arrived in the area of the village of Novotroitskoye under Volnovaha (6 kilometers from the front),” Basurin said.
According to Basurin, a concentration of battle tanks, Grad multiple rocket launchers and Msta self-moving artillery mounts from the 128th separate mountain infantry brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been found in the village of Petrovka (34 kilometers from the front), while two units of the Gvozdika 122 mm self-propelled howitzers and two Rapira antitank cannons have been noted in Belaya Kamenka (1 kilometer from the front), two Akatsiya howitzers have been spotted in Granitnyy, and two Grad multiple rocket launchers, three battle tanks and three Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers – in Obilnyy (11 kilometers from the front).
“We have fear that such a concentration of military equipment is connected with the next provocations by the Ukrainian side,” Basurin stressed.
The DPR‘s intelligence regularly records the transfer of Kiev’s military equipment in the conflict zone. According to the package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements that were signed in February 2015, artillery-type weapons with caliber over 100 mm must be separated from each other by 50 kilometers, multiple rocket launchers – by 70 kilometers, the Tornado, the Uragan and the Smerch multiple rocket launchers, as well as the Tochka missiles – by 140 kilometers. According to the September’s supplement, the sides must to separated from each other artillery-type weapons with caliber up to 100 mm, as well as battle tanks and mortars. Despite this, the DPR is regularly shelled with these types of weapons.