On July 31st, Alexey Zhuravko, a former Ukrainian MP, revealed documents from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which shows the state of the Armed Forces.
Most of the enlists are reportedly leaving for Poland. There is nobody left that can fight. And even if there were people that could fight, there was no way to pay them.
Most of the information comes from a letter from the Head of the General Staff Directorate – Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Major General N. Dumenko to the Chief of General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces General of the Army of Ukraine V.Muzhenko.
The name of the letter is the following:
“On the outflow of servicemen from military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”
“Since the beginning of 2019, 9386 servicemen have been dismissed from military service in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
Separated into the different departments – the Land Forces lost 6227 people; Air Force – 1049 people; Naval Forces – 630 people; Airborne Assault 522 troops; Special Operations forces – 147; and all other departments – 811.
Of these 81% simply didn’t wish to conclude their next contract and were released when their previous one expired.
The layoffs of military personnel remain high compared to the same period last year. During the same period of 2018, 6,316 people were released, including 4289 (67.9%) due to the expiration of contract.
The Major General said that despite attempts to keep personnel, they are still leaving:
“… the outflow of military personnel continues, despite the substantial range of implemented motivational factors (increased cash support for military personnel, introduction of compensation for housing for ordinary and non-commissioned officers, increased additional payments for completing tasks in the joint forces operation on the line of demarcation, for the particulars of military service and etc.).”
Inflation and the ever-deepening decline in the Ukrainian economy led to the fact that “… last year’s increased pay for contract servicemen lost competitiveness. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the average wage in Ukraine in March 2019 exceeded the minimum cash security for servicemen and amounted to 10,237 hryvnia. Monetary compensation for sublease housing does not cover the real cost of sub-leasing, and the provision of new hostels takes a long time.”
Zhuravko, then described other various financial bonuses, but they also appear unsuccessful.
“It is clear that not always the money allowance can raise the morale of warriors. Especially when it comes to Bandera formations (the Volunteer Battalions), where alcoholics, drug addicts, marginalists of the “broad profile” were recruited.”
It is also showing that hazing, criminal looting of various villages appear to not contribute to the morale of the “Bandera-Nazi soldiers.” Surprisingly, it led to discipline deteriorating rapidly.
Finally, Zhuravko underlines that the failing Volunteer Battalions and the falling apart of the “mightiest Army in Europe” are also showing for the entire Ukrainian country, which despite loud promises by President Volodymyr Zelensky and his new upcoming Parliament are doing very little to stabilize the situation in the country.
Even “the United States and its Euro-NATO partners will not be able to keep in integrity, since the historical cracks in the “hull” of the sinking ship “Ukraine” cannot be repaired , especially in the raging waves of the global crisis.”
Meanwhile, former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s TV channel – 5 Kanal, showed a report on a children’s camp in Cherkassy, and told a story about patriotic education.
Children are taught military affairs, and one of the mentors has a fascist chevron – of the SS-Totenkopfverbände (Death’s Head).
This may be in connection with the pitiful excuse that the Ukrainian troops gave earlier, saying that they simply wore it not because it is related to Nazism, but because they taught it’s a pirate symbol (similar to the Jolly Roger).
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