The military Prosecutor's office of Ukraine transferred to the court case concerning the commander of anti-tank battery of a battalion of the Ukrainian military might, which suspected of desertion in time of hostilities in the Internet, informs the press service of the Prosecutor General's office.
According to the press service, military prosecutors, investigators found that at the end of January, the commander of the battery received from the higher commander of the military order to provide stabilization of the military situation from Uglegorsk in the direction debaltseve, Donetsk oblast. However, an officer of the military order is not performed, yielding to fear, and without the approval of the management voluntarily left the service during the battle together with the majority of personnel in the amount of 53 soldiers with their assigned weapons and equipment.
"Submitted to the court indictment concerning the commander of anti-tank battery, one battalion from the APU for non-military order and leaving the battlefield," according to the report.
The soldier charged with the crimes under articles " disobedience, then there is an open refusal to obey an order of the chief, committed in a combat situation ", "unauthorized abandonment of duty committed in a combat situation" and " absence without leave the battlefield or refusal to use weapons ".
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. Refugees and IDPs were more than 1, 5 million inhabitants.