The source noted that the leaders of the ATO received preliminary instructions to prepare for the resumption of operations against the terrorists. "There is a plan. The work was carried out in advance. The headquarters is ready to start an offensive as soon as the order is received," the source stated.
The headquarters stressed that they are not surprised by the intensifying actions of the militants. "It is obvious that the truce expired at midnight for militants. However, even before that, the terrorists did not adhere to the ceasefire. Today the terrorists have decided to resume full-scale operations against the army and the civilian population and attacked positions near Sloviansk. Presently, the situation is under control," the source stated.