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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on the mass desertion of the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Desertion in the Armed Forces
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The Russian Ministry of Defense said that cases of desertion and refusal to participate in battles are becoming massive in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). This was reported in the press service of the Russian military department on Friday, June 24.

“Cases of desertion and refusal to participate in hostilities are becoming widespread in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. positions,” the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said. It is specified that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is forced to form separate rifle battalions from untrained citizens of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, writes RIA Novosti.

They are called for mobilization. The Ukrainian command is taking this step to make up for losses in manpower in two directions, the Russian Defense Ministry noted.

At the end of May, it was reported that in Ukraine they want to allow officers to kill deserters. The deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the country introduced a bill proposing allow Ukrainian officers to liquidate subordinates, refused to comply with the order.

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