Eight thousand Ukrainian security forces defected to the militia, said the military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios during the briefing, informs Ukrainian magazine.
According to Matios, in the list of prosecution - five thousand militiamen and about three thousand soldiers, " who took the side of the enemy." He also said that included in the list will be brought to responsibility under the criminal code.
Matios also said that the vast majority who took the side of the militia soldiers are past employees of the police Department in Crimea.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".