Donetsk, Nov 16 – DAN. Kiev forces reinforce their positions in Donbass with mortars, D-30 howitzers and IFVs, DPR Operations Command deputy chief Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency.
"Our intelligence keeps recording Ukrainian armed forces positions reinforcement."
One tank and six IFVs arrived to Mar’yinka area (1km from the contact line), six firing positions of 120mm mortars were revealed, three 122mm towed D-30 howitzers were located in Avdeevka area (5km from the contact line) and Talakovka township area (Mariupol area, 1km from the contact line).
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 calibre or more to a distance of 50 kilometres apart from each other, multiple launch rocket systems Tornado, Uragan and Smerch to a distance of 70 kilometres and Tactical Missile Systems Tochka to a distance of 140 kilometres. The Addendum to the Minsk Agreements signed in September provides for the parties’ withdrawal of their artillery systems of a calibre less than 100 mm, as well as tanks and mortars. Despite the agreement, Ukraine regularly shells DPR areas using the above weapons.