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OSCE mission registers usage of Grads for first time since Minsk-2

The OSCE Mission continues to register violations of the Minsk agreements by militants.

Over the past 10 days the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission could not get to the Russian-Ukrainian border because of shelling. It was reported by the Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug at the briefing, reports Joinfo.ua.

"On the border in the Luhansk region the access is limited for us and in the Donetsk region the access is open to transfer in Novoazovsk," he said.

In addition, Hug says that the OSCE registered usage of the Grad multiple rocket launchers for the first time from the moment of signing the agreements in Minsk. "SMM registers several hundred attacks every day. Especially on May 2 in Donetsk we heard Grads firing, and it led to civilian casualties. I want to note that this is the first time that we heard the firing using Grads since the second package of the Minsk agreements signed in mid-February," he said.

"The mission observes presence of heavy weapons in the area of contact almost every day," said Hug.