The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has spotted for the first time in the occupied Donetsk region 15 modern Russian armoured vehicles UAZ Esaul, which are produced exclusively in the territory of the Russian Federation. The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna stated this at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday, April 29, - Ukrinform reports.
"The Russian Federation continues to supply its illegal armed groups in eastern Ukraine with modern Russian armaments produced only in Russia. On April 14, the SMM spotted for the first time 15 armoured utility vehicles UAZ Esaul near the occupied village of Oleksandrivske, 21km from the contact line", - he stated.
According to the Ukrainian Ambassador, instead of fueling violence in Donbas, the Russian side should focus its efforts on implementing its part of the security provisions of the Minsk agreements. He also reported that one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two more were wounded last week as a result of ceasefire violations by the armed formations of the Russian Federation.