Border guards of the Russian Federation detained a Ukrainian military man who had arbitrarily left service station and crossed the border in the Lugansk region, the so-called 'ATO' headquarters reported this in Facebook on Wednesday, October 11.
"Information on the detention of a Ukrainian citizen by Russian border guards has been verified. Supposedly, he tried to cross the border in the Lugansk direction and introduced himself as a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the report said.
The headquarters specified that a military of one of the units, which is now stationed in the so-called 'ATO' zone, had arbitrarily left the duty station and fled in unknown direction on October 6.
Let us recall that the desertion rate in the AFU ranks reached a record level in May. According to the law enforcement agencies of the Donetsk People's Republic, more than 8,500 deserters fled from the AFU ranks at that time.
In March, the Ukrainian command resorted to the help of the SBU and the schismatic priests, in order to keep Ukrainian soldiers at the positions, but this measure did not bring a positive result for Kiev.
As a result, in late May, massive desertion forced the AFU command to begin rotation in Donbass.
DONi News Agency