Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
12th December, 2015
DPR intelligence has recorded the movement and accumulation of 77 units of military equipment belonging to the UAF near the contact line, including heavy artillery. This was stated by Deputy commander of the Ministry of Defence Eduard Basurin.
“Scouting missions of the Donetsk People’s Republic continue to capture the movement and accumulation of Ukrainian army units along the line of contact,” he said. Scouting revealed, in the vicinity of a number of occupied settlements, a total of 22 tanks, 28 howitzers “Msta-B” and D-30, four installations of RSZO “Hail” and 23 vehicles with mortars and ammunition. In particular, according to Basurin, “there is a moving column of arms and military equipment, consisting of 10 tanks, 12 howitzers D-30, 20 vehicles with mortars caliber 82 mm and 120mm from Lisichansk to the direction of Gorlovka “.
Recall that, according to the details of the measures on implementation of the Minsk agreements, which was signed by the contact group on 12 February, 2015, artillery caliber over 100 mm must be removed from the contact line by 50 km, MLRS — 70 km, MLRS “Tornado”, “Hurricane”, “Tornado”, and “Point” missiles 140 km. In accordance with the September addition to the Minsk II agreements, parties had to move artillery with a caliber of 100 mm, as well as tanks and mortars