"Russian troops and local terrorists use the truce in Donbas to regroup their forces. They are seeking weaknesses in the defense of the Ukrainian troops (including reconnaissance by fighting) to redeploy their units into these areas. There are constant attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian army and the National Guard," he wrote.
"This is all carried out under the cover of Russian propaganda claiming that the Ukrainian troops are allegedly violating the truce, while the terrorists, on the contrary, are observing it," Tymchuk wrote. "Given that by the beginning of the ceasefire our troops did not manage to create a comprehensive line of defense, the picture is not a good one - we can expect very unpleasant surprises, despite assurance by the ATO headquarters that the situation is under control," he concluded.