Only in the west of the country more than 400 soldiers of the Ukrainian Army have deserted.
According to the official website of the military attorney department of the western region of Ukraine, more than 400 ‘motivated’ soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces escaped from Ukrainian army units only in the west of the country.
The agencies of the military attorney department appealed to citizens: “In order to determine external circumstances and valid reasons of leaving of army units and duty areas we call on citizens to help to ascertain the location of these individuals. With arising questions or any information that will help in determination of these circumstances you can apply to military prosecutor’s offices of garrisons of the western region of Ukraine, using phone numbers in the table. There is a list of servicemen, in respect of which military prosecutor’s offices of garrisons of the western region of Ukraine are performing a pre-trial investigation into the unauthorized leaving of army units and duty areas (data as of 11.07.2016).”
The following information applies only to one region of Ukraine. In general, the situation is much more serious.