Lysenko noted that in the night, the terrorist return heavy weapons to their previous positions. "In all places where terrorists show withdrawal of heavy weapons, that is either redeployment to major directions where attacks are planned or withdrawal and night return of the heavy weapons," the Colonel said.
Regarding the Ukrainian party's withdrawal of the weapons, Lysenko said the process continued. "If the situation does not deteriorate, the Ukrainian party will continue to withdraw the heavy weapons. But it is early days," Lysenko said.
He explained that the terrorists violated the cease-fire. "We see it every day as they violate the cease-fire, including with heavy weapons, which should have been withdrawn from the front line," he noted.
The Colonel explained that the terrorists form large groups at the Avdiivka, Luhansk, and Mariupol directions.
He noted that a terrorists battalion technical group reinforced with armored vehicles is located in the Mariupol sector.
It was announced earlier that UN reported about Russia sending more weapons and manpower to Donbas.