A Ukrainian soldier crossed a front line on an infantry combat vehicle and surrendered to the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR).
A Ukrainian soldier crossed a front line on an infantry combat vehicle north of the city of Kirovsk in the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and surrendered to the LPR People’s Militia, the LPR law enforcement reported on Thursday.
“On December 1, a serviceman of the Ukrainian Army crossed a contact line with the LPR on an infantry combat vehicle, and then voluntary surrendered to units of the People’s Militia,” a source in the LPR Ministry of Internal Affairs said.
The incident took place near the village of Donetskiyon on the Bakhmutskaya highway. Circumstances of the detention and motives of the Ukrainian military are unknown.
“Now the serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic,” the LPR law enforcement noted.
Earlier, representative of the LPR People’s Militia Andrey Marochko pointed out poor morale of Ukrainian soldiers, which became a reason of stepped-up cases of desertion from the Ukrainian Armed Forces.