According to him, the Russian-terrorist troops which participated in the storming of the Donetsk airport are withdrawn deep into the area of deployment to restore combat capability: "The agreement on mutual evacuation of the dead and wounded was reached during the negotiations of the Ukrainian military with the terrorists and the Russians. However, the artillery shelling continues north of this area."
"The corpse of the acting chief of staff of a of the Russian Federation Army Special Forces brigade was identified among the terrorists killed in the battle for the Donetsk airport which took place Dec. 1. This Russian officer was killed by shrapnel. He was the head of a task force control group in Donetsk acting directly in combat formations of the Russian-terrorist forces. The body of the deceased was evacuated yesterday during the cease-fire and was prepared to be moved to Russia," Tymchuk said.
He also noted that the recent 'humanitarian convoys' of the Russian Federation are aimed to replenish significant ammunition expenditure during these attacks.
"The movement of load carriers (at least 25 vehicles - soft-sided KamAZ trucks mostly) with artillery ammunition was registered through Makiivka towards the area north of Donetsk," Tymchuk wrote.
According to the ATO headquarters report as of Wednesday: "The attempts to attack the Ukrainian troops' positions were recorded near the villages and cities of Maiorsk, Verkhnia Vilkhova, Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastia, Makarove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Pisky, Opytne, Donetsk airport, Taramchuk, Berezove, Slavne, Chornukhyne, Shumy, Nikishyne, Ridkodub, Debaltseve, Bohdanivka," the statement reads.
At the same time the headquarters noted that there were no attacks recorded in the direction of Mariupol.
The information about five wounded civilians appeared during the day. Also NSDC Information Analysis Center head Andrii Lysenko said that two Ukrainian military were killed and four were injured within the last 24 hours.