"We have received a lot of information that the militants have deployed a great deal of equipment in yards, flats, and private homes in the Kyivskiy district of Donetsk city, using the area to carry out regular training with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades," Lysenko said.

Lysenko’s claim echoed those made earlier by Head of the Information Resistance Group and MP Dmytro Tymchuk, who said the militants were currently very active in residential areas of Donetsk, much to the annoyance of local residents.