The number of heavy weapons and military equipment in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region increased by 8.5 times, UNIAN reports.
“There is an increase in tension in connection with the permanent and demonstrative violation of the Minsk agreements by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Compared to June 2018, in July, the OSCE SMM registered an unprecedented, to more than 200 units or in 8.5 times, increase in the number of heavy weapons and military equipment detected in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, the placement of which in these areas is a gross violation of the Minsk agreements “, – it is said in the message of the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination and stabilization of parties’ demarcation line.
In particular, there were registered two tank battalions, two self-propelled artillery divisions, a towed howitzers division, up to one hundred BMB units, air defense equipment, and so on. It is noted that such acts of Russian Federation armed formations have led to a sharp increase in the number of violations of the ceasefire along the demarcation line.