Advisor to the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov said that in the ranks of the Ukrainian army, serving many volunteers – tens of times more than all the volunteer battalions together ", whereas these battalions have long become periodic.
"Azov ", "Donbass" and others – not already volunteer battalions, said the adviser to the President of Ukraine.
According to Biryukov, the use of the word "volunteer battalions" in General should be stopped." in the Armed forces of the volunteers who voluntarily came to mobilization points, who came to draw up the contracts, ten times more than all the volunteer battalions together ", - quotes the expression of the adviser Poroshenko UNIAN." The Donbass battalion and the regiment "Azov" a long time ago not volunteer, and linear units of the national guard of the interior Ministry, staffed by volunteers, and mobilized. Replaced them naval infantry brigade, of which there are just and volunteers. In the same sector employs 3rd Battalion of the 73rd brigade, which is staffed by volunteers", - has told unsociable persons. He also said that volunteers staffed and Marines that will protect Shirokino. Remember, July 26, Ukrainian people's Deputy Semyon Semenchenko said that the battalions " Azov ", "Aidar" and "Donbass" decided to withdraw from Shirokino." Norman four " demanded from Kiev to 3 August to withdraw troops from Shirokino, as a month ago, did the militia.