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9 June 2017, 17:18

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The OSCE SMM records MLRS Grad used by Kiev in its offensive on June 7

LUGANSK, June 9 (Lugansk Media Center) – The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) recorded Kiev forces using MLRS Grad in the course of its offensive on Zhelobok, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

"Kiev usage of weapons banned by the Minsk Agreements is recorded in the SMM's daily reports."

The SMM said that on positioned 4km south of government-controlled Muratove (51km north-west of Lugansk) in the afternoon hours of 7 June, the SMM heard what it assessed as a salvo of MLRS (30 rockets) fire and seven undetermined explosions 7-10km south.

"It proves that Ukrainian forces use banned weapons," said Marochko.

On June 7 Ukrainian forces attempted a large-scale offensive that was repulsed by LPR People's Militia. Kiev's losses amounted to 11 killed and 18 wounded. Three LPR servicemen were injured.

LuganskMediaCentre — 09 June — Lugansk