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VIENNA, August 27 /TASS/. The OSCE monitors have revisited Ukrainian Armed Forces heavy weapons holding areas where weapons pulled out from the disengagement line are supposed to be located, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine said in its daily report on Thursday.
"The SMM revisited four Ukrainian Armed Forces heavy weapons holding areas, whose locations comply with the respective withdrawal lines. The SMM was denied access to one of these areas. At one holding area it observed that seven self-propelled howitzers (2S3 Akatsia, 152mm) were missing; at a second area six towed anti-tank guns (MT-12 Rapira, 100mm) and at the third five self-propelled howitzers (2S3 Akatsia, 152mm) were missing," the OSCE SMM said in its daily report.
The SMM revisited two DPR heavy weapons holding areas, whose locations comply with the respective withdrawal lines, and verified that all weapons previously recorded were present, the OSCE report said.
The situation in the Donetsk region was relatively calm the previous day, while the situation in the Lugansk region remained tense. The SMM observed ceasefire violations in several places. The monitors said the sides were using artillery and mortars.