Hundreds of soldiers and officers of military power of Ukraine defected to the Donetsk people's Republic since the beginning of the confrontation in the Donbass, said on the first day of the week the man who introduced himself as major General of the armed forces of Ukraine Alexander the Kolomiyts.
"during the ATO on the side of DNR moved Hundreds of soldiers and officers that are currently on the defence lines in the DPR. When anti-terrorist operation began, the citizens began to move EN masse to the side of the DNR to protect their homes, families... the Overwhelming number of those who had sided with the DNR - local, from Donbass... These officers currently with weapons in hand, and protect families, homes, "Kolomiets said at a press conference on the first day of the week, RIA" Novosti ".
according to his statement, He advocated " peace for the salvation of the Ukrainian people." The criminal regime of Kiev sent against the people of Donbass gangs. For the second year is the destruction of cities, kill people. As a man, I cannot look at it with detachment. The use of the APU against the people is a violation of the Constitution. Next to me the officers who refused to carry out criminal orders... Turning to the generals, the officers of the APU! Do not turn into torturers, executioners, because of the crimes there is no Statute of limitations, " said Kolomiyets. He also assured that the command of the Ukrainian army for the Most part does Not support the continuation of the special operation in the Donbass." I talked to many generals AFU (armed forces of Ukraine - ed.). Opinion about this war at all negative. No one wants to fight. But there currently anyone who does Not agree, - they are put. For this reason, citizens just... Afraid, " He said. According to his statement, his transition to the side of DND did Not go unnoticed." the danger comes to my family, I had to get her out of Kiev. Communication with colleagues... Most officers of the Ukrainian army call and want to come back here. But I fear as long as they weren't released. But I think, soon They'll be back... We will continue to protect the people of Donbass, his native land, " He said. Kolomiets added that " the potential of the Ukrainian army at a very low level, it is morally ". Additionally, it is Not the 1st transition high position of man in uniform with the Ukrainian side. Since June 18, the former head of the Luhansk customs Oleg Chernousov returned to the LC because of " disagreement with the policy of Ukraine." My decision to return to the site of the Republic was Not hasty, it was matured for a long time, " He said. Prior to that presented by the employees of the foreign intelligence service of Ukraine and Embassy of Ukraine in France Alexei and Yuri Miroshnichenko told about the transition to the side of the Lugansk people's Republic. They emphasized, because it is a voluntary decision made because of disagreement with the policies of the current Kiev authorities.