AFU calls on people with criminal record to enter army’s ranks

The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Command commenced work on recruitment of people with criminal records to refill understaffed personnel, reports the LPR People’s Militia press-service.

It was underlined that servicemen refuse to extend their contracts due to the AFU service conditions.

“Thus, in the 54th separate mechanized brigade major part of personnel’s contractors refuse to extend their contracts due to commanders’ poor qualification, poor material security, unstable and incomplete financing and unsatisfactory welfare support,” says the text of the statement.

“Ukrainian Command decided to recruit people with criminal records and persons with low social accountability in Ukrainian Army’s ranks to refill understaffed personnel,” underlined the press-service’s representative.

“Presently, the work on recruiting of above-mentioned people in Ukrainian Army’s ranks has already been started. After recruitment, new personnel is to be redeployed to the ATO zone’s frontline,” added agency’s representative.  

Earlier, the LPR People’s Militia representative, Lieutenant Colonel Andrey Marochko, reported that Ukrainian military commissariats fulfilled the mobilization plan only by 40%.

He underlined that the Ukrainian Forces Command had gone to extreme measures to fill the shortage of personnel in the ATO zone, taking men of military age directly from the streets of Stanitsa Luganskaya. At the same time, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has lowered the requirements for recruited officers because of the acute shortage of command personnel in the army.

The LPR People’s Militia representative reported that the residents of the Kiev-controlled part of Lugansk region leave their settlements and cross the Seversky Donets River, reaching the LPR territory, trying to evade another wave of the Ukrainian Armed Forces forced mobilization.

DONi News Agency