One of the terrorists' expressions even became a winged phrase: "I'd rather be judged by twelve men then carried in the coffer by six," he said.
According to the speaker of the NSDC, the Ukrainian troops show extremely high fighting spirit.
"Now they carry out powerful air and artillery strikes on terrorists' strong points, roadblocks, bases and throngs that led to a significant reduction of militants' activity," Lysenko said.
Each call from the militants is carefully checked "because it could be a trap."
"The information of this kind is carefully checked and everything possible is done to ensure that these people are not followed by their former regimental comrades. These measures are complied as quiet as possible. But there are facts of militants' desertion and they get the maximum disclosure," Lysenko added.
Earlier, speaker of the antiterrorist operation Oleksii Dmytrashkivskyi reported that terrorists yielded to the Ukrainian Army after the ATO forces resumed taking active measures to neutralize the militants.
It should be reminded that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, following the results of the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, decided to suspend the unilateral ceasefire in the Donbas on the night of Tuesday.