In response to media inquiries, the #OSCE SMM can confirm that its long-range UAV spotted convoys of trucks entering and exiting Ukraine in the middle of the night via a dirt track where there are no border crossing facilities.
At 22:15 on 7 August, the UAV spotted a convoy of eight canvas-covered six-wheeled cargo trucks travelling east along a road near Chystiakove (non-government-controlled, 62km east of Donetsk). Near Manych, approximately 3.5km before reaching Ukraine’s border with the Russian Federation, the convoy turned east onto a dirt track that leads across the border. The UAV then spotted a second convoy travelling westwards from the border with the Russian Federation along the same dirt track. More details are included in the SMM’s Daily Report from 8 August available at www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/390179 in three languages (English, Russian and Ukrainian).
Note: the video contains selected footage recorded by the UAV on 7 August; certain segments of the footage have been speeded up by up to 10 times for the convenience of the viewers.