According to information of the people's militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic, more than 10 thousand Ukrainian soldiers deserted from the army during the fighting in the Donbass.
"according to our information, more than 10 thousand soldiers deserted from the Ukrainian army during the military operation in Donbas in 2014-2015 ", - said Tuesday Last news authorized official of the people's militia LNR.
according to his statement, similar Data publicly announced in June, the head of military police of the armed forces of Ukraine Alexander Dublyany.
"in 2014, the desertion had mass character. Information about voluntarily left the Military unit of the Ukrainian soldiers the police bring in registers of information on criminal offences, " added the head of the Department.
according to information of the people's militia, now for absence without leave by a fine or probation punished more than 400 Ukrainian military, three soldiers are deprived of liberty for 7 years.
the head of the Department reminded that, in a reversal from the Ukrainian army, the militia LNR consists of volunteers.
at rallies in April 2014 residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty and later put together their own authorities. Kiev DND and LNR not recognized and began from mid-April 2014 in the field of power special operation. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people.