Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Occupied Donbas holds military parade with weapons banned under Minsk agreement

A parade of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements in occupied Luhansk, 9 May 2016. Photo:
Occupied Donbas holds military parade with weapons banned under Minsk agreement

Donetsk and Luhansk, occupied by combined Russian-separatist forces, held a military parade with heavy weapons banned by the Minsk agreements.

First regiments of armed militants of the self-proclaimed marched to music of an army orchestra, then military equipment followed, both modern and restored from times of World War II.

Altogether, 45 items of military equipment took part in the parade – three items of each type: tanks, howitzers, APCs, MTLBs, ICCA-Bs, Grad rocket systems, hromadske reported.

All photos by

After the parade in Donetsk, a march of the “Immortal regiment” was held. Several thousands of people came with portraits of their relatives killed in World War II. Such a march was also held in Luhansk, as well as a parade of military equipment which is also banned under the Minsk agreements.

All photos by

According to the Minsk agreements, artillery systems of caliber of 100 and more were to be withdrawn to create a security zone of 50 km, MLRS – a zone of 70 km, MLRS Tornado-S, Uragan, Smerch and Tactical Missile Systems – a 140-km zone.

Map by Euromaidan Press. Line of contact data by; terrorist-occupied territory data by

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Stay informed with Kompreno.
    • Get quality journalism from across Europe.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts