Interfax: DPR accuses Kyiv of pulling heavy weapons towards contact line

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(Interfax – DONETSK, May 26, 2015)

The Ukrainian army has deployed a Tochka-U tactical missile system in the Kramatorsk area, Eduard Basurin, a senior official of the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has said.

“A Tochka-U system has been tracked down near the town of Kramatorsk. It is possible that the Ukrainian authorities may stage an act of sabotage using this weapon,” the Donetsk news agency has quoted Basurin as saying.

Intelligence reports confirm the deployment of other heavy weapons by Ukraine near the contact line, which is prohibited by the Minsk agreements, he said.

For instance, a battery of 9K57 Uragan rocket launchers has been moved to Kramatorsk and platoons of BM21 Grad and 9K57 Uragan rocket launchers have been seen near Olhynka.

“This is a demonstration of the complete disregard of the Ukrainian commitments to the international community,” Basurin has said.

Kyiv is accumulating its forces near Volnovakha and in populated localities along the road from Kramatorsk to Dzerzhinsk, where, according to intelligence sources, “numerous pieces of forbidden artillery are concentrating,” he said.