"At once several reconnaissance groups of the Russian soldiers disguised as local militants have been spotted in the areas of Sverdlovsk, Krasnodon, Amvrosiivka, and Antratsyt. The task of these groups is to find areas suitable for holding weapons and military equipment. It can be assumed that some part of weapons and military equipment that were previously delivered to the militants from the Russian Federation would be withdrawn to the state border with subsequent return to Russia. The weapons and military equipment may also be concentrated to carry out rotation, repair, and directed maintenance," he wrote.
Tymchuk also noted that periodic technical servicing of equipment and weapons started in the detachments and military bases of the militants under the order of the Russian-terrorist troops' command. However, the servicing was carried out occasionally and at a slow pace due to problems with spare parts and expendables.