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Kiev forces move 30 units of military hardware towards Donetsk — DPR agency

March 26, 2015, 15:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW

A column of 10-15 tanks and about 20 artillery weapons of different calibre vehicles was noticed in the morning 30 kilometers northwest of Donetsk

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Ukrainian armored military vehicles

Ukrainian armored military vehicles


MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. The Ukrainian armed forces have moved at least 30 pieces of heavy weapons, including tanks and artillery to Donetsk, the Donetsk news agency of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported on Thursday.

"A column of heavy vehicles was noticed in the morning in the area of Selidovo (about 30 km northwest of Donetsk) moving towards Donetsk," and informed source told the agency. "The column comprises some 10-15 tanks and about 20 artillery weapons of different calibre."

The withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line by both sides of the conflict is specified in the set of measures to implement the Minsk agreements, signed on February 12, 2015. According to the document, artillery weapons with calibre exceeding 100 mm and more must be moved away from each other at a distance of 50 km, multiple launch rocket systems - at 70 km, the Tornado, Uragan, Smerch volley fire rocket systems, as well as the Tochka missiles - at 140 km. The sides undertook to withdraw their weapons at equal distances: Kiev - from the current contact line, and the DPR and LPR republics - from the line fixed in the Minsk memorandum of September 19.

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