“According to him (Poroshenko), a regrouping of troops is currently underway and additional units that have undergone battle preparations are being deployed to more intense ‘hot spots’ to create stability,” the press service said.
“This is all being done so that we clearly demonstrate that a ceasefire is not a weakness, but a power. And those who attempt to cynically or artfully destroy this will pay with their lives,” the press service quoted Poroshenko as saying.
Earlier this week, with the mediation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the warring sides agreed to establish a localized ceasefire around the airport.
On Thursday, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that the movement of Kiev's military equipment and troop deployment leave no doubt that Kiev is preparing for a full-scale war against the republic.