Donetsk, Dec 13 – DAN. Ukrainian forces have deployed 2C3 Akatsia howitzer battery to the vicinity of Gorlovka, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"Our intelligence has revealed the deployment of 152mm 2C3 Akatsia howitzer battery to the vicinity of Semigorye, 11 km from the contact line," he said.

Basurin added that if the weapons are used, Gorlovka and its northern outskirts.

DPR intelligence reports Kiev’s regular deployment of military equipment to the conflict zone. Under The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements signed by the Contact Group on February 12, 2015, the sides have to withdraw their artillery systems of 100 mm caliber or more to a distance of 50 kilometers apart from each other, multiple launch rocket systems Tornado, Uragan and Smerch to a distance of 70 kilometers and Tactical Missile Systems Tochka to a distance of 140 kilometers. The Attachment to the Minsk Agreements signed in September provides for the parties’ withdrawal of their artillery systems of a caliber less than 100 mm, as well as tanks and mortars. Despite the accords, Ukraine regularly shells DPR areas. *ot