"The ATO press center is authorized to declare: the information that Azov battalion has left its positions near Shyrokyne and Aidar has left its positions in the Luhansk sector, which was published by some media, does not correspond to reality. This information is spread to discredit the ATO forces and disseminate panic in society. We pay your attention that a planned rotation of the mentioned battalions is in progress," the report reads.
One of the most combat-ready military units of the Marine Corps will take the Azov's positions. The Mechanized Brigade of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will take the Aidar's positions.
"All ATO forces units remain at positions," the press center stressed.
Scheduled rotation of Azov and Aidar battalions is carried out in order to improve the combat capability of these units. Re-equipment, resupply and combat coordination of the units will be performed.