Information Analysis Centre reported that the militants of Russian-backed terrorist groups in the east of Ukraine were left without "New Year's bonus" which was payed to Russian servicemen returning to RF, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine stated.

“Previously announced New Year’s bonus payment for militants called up among local residents has been cancelled due to the rotation. All funds have been redistributed to pay bonuses and arrears to Russian servicemen, who are returning to the Russian Federation,” message said.

The occupation command is forced to solve material, technical and food security problems independently because of financing difficulties.

Reportedly, some of the illegally held Ukrainians from certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO) were transferred to the Russian Federation. Vasyl Hrytsak, the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, stated that many of those who had been trafficked were considered missing.