"The militant leaders demonstrate complete disregard for the provisions of the Minsk peace agreements. DPR leader Oleksandr Zakharchenko has given an order in person to the First Army Corps, allowing the use of any type of weapons to shell the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the GUR reported.

The intelligence department draws attention to the fact that members of the illegal armed groups in Donbas are interested in more intensive shelling of the Ukrainian troops as in that case, they get increased payments from the so-called 'command' for "participation in combat operations."