Number of deserters in Ukrainian Army reaches 10,000

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May 30th, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Antifashist – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

The number of deserters in the Ukrainian army is ten thousand at the end of May. This was announced today , by deputy commander of the operational command of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, referring to the Republic’s intelligence.

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Kiev will not disclose the total number of fugitives official Kiev due to their numbers. 

At the end of April, the number of deserters in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was 8 377 people . This data was provided by the operational command of the armed forces of Ukraine. In one month, the number of deserters has increased by almost 2,000 people, indicating reluctance to serve in “Europe’s best army” (as termed by President Poroshenko.) 

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has also announced the start of the recruitment of reserve officers. In this way, Petro Poroshenko is attempting to eliminate a mood of rebelliousness, in a society that is unhappy with his policies.

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