: Russia sends more tanks and rocket launchers to Donbas – intel

15:36 Apr. 17, 2016

Russia sends more tanks and rocket launchers to Donbas – intel

In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, an elderly woman drags a cart with her belongings on the outskirts of Debaltseve, Ukraine. (AP Photo)

Train convoy includes prohibited 122mm artillery systems

More Russian weapons, military hardware and fuel materials are reported to have been sent to the militant-held areas in the Donbas region.

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According to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine, a train with military equipment, including three tanks, two 122mm Grad multiple-launch rocket system, two Ural military trucks and 160 tons of gas oil, has arrived to the railway station of Debaltseve, a town which saw intense fighting during January-February 2015.

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In addition, Ukrainian intelligence has spotted 122mm Grad rocket launchers and tanks near Luhansk, Mykhailivka, Khartsyzk and Donetsk.

The information about the Russian weapons was submitted to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. 

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