He reminded that one of the military units were forced to go to Russia because the unit was divided when retreating from the position.
"They did not ask for an asylum in Russia. We now keep in touch with them through diplomatic channels. They want to return home," Lysenko said.
He also reminded that the exact number of the Ukrainian soldiers that are now in the territory of the Russian Federation is still to be confirmed.
"There are soldiers and border guards," he said.
According to Lysenko, the priority was to save lives of soldiers, "and that task is fulfilled."
Answering the question of whether the military left their equipment during the retreat, Lysenko said: "As far as I know, during the operation, there was no pieces of equipmen in working condition left there."