Not far from the temporarily occupied Miussinsk in Lugansk region, OSCE observers discovered military equipment of pro-Russian militants, the mission's press service reported.
“Beyond withdrawal lines but outside designated storage sites, in areas not under government control, aerial imagery revealed the presence of 24 tanks, ten self-propelled howitzers and eight towed howitzers near a possible training area about 5km south-east of Miusynsk (62km south-west of Luhansk)”, the report said.
The OSCE also recorded 22 tanks and six anti-aircraft missile systems near Bugaevka.
Earlier, on June 25 this year, the OSCE SMM opened a new Forward patrol base in Popasnaya Lugansk region. At the same time, the intentions of the SMM to open new bases on the territory uncontrolled by the Ukrainian government are hindered by the resistance from militants who do not provide the mission with the necessary security guarantees. Therefore, the plans to open such bases in Dokuchaevsk, Novoazovsk, Amvrosievka, Anthracite, Krasnodon have been only plans for several years.
Reference. As of August 15, 2017, seven FPBs of the OSCE SMM operate in the areas under the control of the government: in Popasnaya, Volnovaha, Pokrovsk (formerly Krasnoarmeisk) and Svetlodarsk in the Donetsk region, as well as in Novoyaidar, Stanitsa Luganskaya and Schastye in Luhansk regions (the latter two were temporarily moved). In addition, three mission’s FPBs operate in areas beyond the control of the government, namely in Kadievka (formerly Stakhanov) of the Luhansk region, as well as Gorlovka and Debaltsevo of the Donetsk region.