According to intelligence data, the militants focus their efforts on strengthening the advanced units with snipers, anti-tank weapons and air defense systems in Sloviansk, Donetsk and Mariupol directions; regrouping units in Donetsk, Mariupol and Volnovakha directions; maintaining the units of the Russian occupation forces to be ready to act immediately; staffing formations and units, building up logistics and medical support; conducting reconnaissance of the ATO forces in Novoaidar and Sloviansk directions; enhancing the combat capabilities of units and formations.

It is noted that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has been provided with the information showing the presence of weapons near the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, which are prohibited under the Minsk agreements, including tanks, 122 mm  multiple rocket launchers and mortars.