Donetsk, Sep 28 - DAN. Kiev has deployed large calibre artillery, tanks and armoured vehicles to the contact line in Donbass, DPR armed forces press service head Daniil Bezsonov said on Thursday.

“Three infantry fighting vehicles, eight tanks and two self-propelled howitzers Gvozdika were spotted arriving in Granitnoye settlement area,” Bezsonov said. “Three old NATO trucks loaded with ammunition and more than 100 Ukrainian Volunteer Corps Praviy Sektor personnel (Right Sector, a far-right Ukrainian nationalist political and paramilitary group of neofascist ideology) arrived in Krasnogorovka.”

DPR intelligence regularly records the deployment of hardware to the Donbass conflict zone by Kiev.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements signed by the Contact Group on 12 February 2015 creates a 50-kilometre security zone for 100mm or larger calibre artillery systems, a security zone of 70 km wide for MLRS and 140 km wide for MLRS “Tornado-S”, Uragan, Smerch and Tactical Missile Systems Tochka.

The September addendum commits the parties to withdrawing artillery pieces of calibre less than 70mm, tanks and mortars.*jk