During the fighting in the Donbass in the Ukrainian army have been documented over ten thousand hill said citing military police military power of Ukraine.
According to the messenger service, quoted by the magazine, in 2014, the desertion had mass character.
in 2015 the number of military who voluntarily left their part, declined. The General staff of Ukraine counted a hundred of such cases this year, Vesti. Ua.
As before stated the head Petro Poroshenko, deserters began almost from the first wave of mobilization. During 2014 Parliament declared 3 waves of mobilization: the 1st - 17th of March 2nd - 6th of may, the third on July 22. By the end, the strength of the military power of Ukraine increased from 130 thousand to 232 thousand people. In 2015 also conducted a partial mobilization.
People from different regions of the country against mobilization. A popular method to evade service in the army was to Travel abroad to work or visit relatives in another area.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The next meeting of the Contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.