: Russia sends more tanks and munitions to the occupied Donbas

19:15 Apr. 30, 2016

Russia sends more tanks and munitions to the occupied Donbas

Pro-Russian separatists tank crew stand on a tank as pro-Russian separatists withdraw their heavy weapons from the front line, in Oleksandrivsk town, near Luhansk, Ukraine, 3 October 2015. (Getty Images)

Ukrainian military intelligence reports Russian weapons have again arrived in eastern Ukraine

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

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According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine's Defence Ministry, new train convoys from Russia brought 24 tanks to Luhansk, 320 tons of ammunition to the village of Izvaryne, and 1000 tons of diesel to the town of Rovenky.

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In addition, the Ukrainian intelligence reported to the OSCE mission about the militant tanks, 122mm Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, and self-propelled artillery vehicles near Khryashchuvate, Illovaisk, Yasynuvata, Donetsk and Dokuchayevsk.

All these types of weapons are forbidden under the Minsk agreement and should have been removed from the contact line.


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