Donetsk, Oct 18 – DAN. Kiev forces have brought up tanks, rocket artillery, artillery and other military equipment to Debaltsevo area, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

"Tanks and self-propelled howitzers have been recorded arriving to Mironovskiy township; a convoy of fours MLRS Grad systems and four Kamaz trucks has been spotted in the vicinity of Kodema; eight tanks and self-propelled howitzers and six Ural vehicles have bben seen outside Semigorye," he said.

Earlier DPR intelligence reported 15 tanks and self-propelled artillery pieces deployed to Kurakhovo (20km west of Donetsk).

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