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LUGANSK, June 24. /TASS/. Units of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) in violation of the Minsk agreements was transferred to the frontline tanks and howitzers. On Sunday said the representative of the people’s militia proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR) Andrey Marochko.
“So, according to available information, in the night from 21 to 22 June at the railway station “Rubizhne” come train with 13 tanks from the tank battalion of the 59th brigade of the Armed forces of Ukraine. After conducting unloading technique trawls departed in the direction of the village dmytrivka”, – quotes its words Agency Luganskinform.
The next night, according Marochko, in the same district were deployed 18 units 152 mm cannon-howitzer D-20, which after discharge were sent to the area of the settlement of New Aidar. “It is not excluded that under the guise of rotation, prohibited weapons can be placed near the line of contact”, – he stressed . In connection with the situation of the people’s police called upon the representatives of Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE to “strengthen surveillance of the area with the goal of pursuing banned weapons of the armed forces of Ukraine, and in case of detection – to achieve its allotment for the established distance.”
In addition, the representative of the Ministry noted that the Ukrainian army, in violation of the Minsk agreement, continues to use close to the contact line unmanned aerial vehicles.
The agreements adopted at the meetings of the Contact group in Minsk, allow the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in adjacent to the contact line regions of Donbas only observers of the OSCE SMM. Since March 30, on the initiative of the leaders of the DNI and LC in the Donbas the so-called Easter truce, however, as during the previous ceasefire, the attacks completely stopped.