In fact, Novorossian forces are moslty formed from defected volunteers and Ukrainian military servicemen. So, it isn’t a big news. The interesting thing that Kiev’s side confirmed this fact. Nonetheless, SouthFront argues that it’s a marked down number.
This article originally appeared at TASS
Ukrainian military prosecutors have a list of about 8,000 policemen and military that have defected to the east Ukrainian “separatists”, the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatoly Matios said on Thursday.
“We have a full list of those who defected to the separatists [the way that Kiev calls Novorossian warriors – SouthFront],” he said. “All of them will be brought to account.”
“A Ukrainian court will pass an appropriate sentence on them,” Matios added.