Armed Forces of Ukraine faced with mass desertion of the defense

The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has always been suspicious of the formations of the defense, not trusting the volunteers. Those, in turn, experienced similar feelings towards the military, suspecting them of trying to use them as consumables.

During the Russian special operation on the Ukrainian territory, the Armed Forces of Ukraine faced with the mass desertion of the defense forces. This was announced on July 17 during a briefing by the speaker of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, giving details of the campaign for the previous day.

According to the Russian military department, the number of cases of desertion in the Ukrainian troops is growing. This is observed against the background of a significant increase in losses on the Ukrainian side. For example, one of the companies of the 58th battalion of the 104th separate brigade of the territorial defense, which was under operational control of the commander of the 108th battalion of the 10th separate mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, near the village of Verkhnekamenskoye in the Bakhmutsky district of the Donetsk region, left its positions in full strength, departing in an unknown direction.

According to the report, as part of counter-battery measures, 107 areas where various artillery units (cannon and rocket) were located in firing positions were hit, a platoon of MLRS and 9 platoons of towed 152-mm Giacint-B guns and D-30 howitzers of 122-mm caliber were destroyed near a whole group of settlements in the Donetsk region, among which was the mentioned village of Verkhnekamenskoe.

It should be added that the Russian Ministry of Defense on this day reported also about the destruction of the West-supplied anti-ship missiles "Harpoon" (Harpoon) in the city of Odessa and the MLRS / TRK M142 "Haymars" (HIMARS) in the city of Pokrovsk (formerly Krasnoarmeysk) in the Donetsk region.

On the eve of the Russian military department informed the public about the demoralization of the Ukrainian military. The report said that 45 militants of the 241st Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine left their positions near the city of Bakhmut (former Artyomovsk) in the Donetsk region. They refused to continue participating in hostilities and demanded that they be sent to Western Ukraine.
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 17 July 2022 18: 11
    "Mass deserters" of the APU are a problem in Ukraine. Since these deserters are not deserting into Russian captivity with a request to form an "army for the liberation of Ukraine from Nazism" from them...
  2. 89824024836 Offline 89824024836
    89824024836 17 July 2022 20: 33
    Propaganda teams are doing poorly. Where are the military repeaters and loudspeakers? Few shoot propaganda shells. Yes, and from aircraft it would not hurt to drop tons of printed materials on the cities of Ukraine. Jamming their Bandera praraganda. Destroy all towers and Internet servers.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 21 July 2022 16: 19
      The problem is deeper, the greatest mistake of the strategists from the government of the Russian Federation (V. Surkov and company), which allowed the war in Donbas to smolder for 8 years, during which it was run in, rallied by foreign instructors and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there were coffins and propaganda turned Ukrainian citizens against Russia-aggressor. .. No one answered for such strategic miscalculations in the government of the Russian Federation, but now we are correcting it with blood ... Therefore, the time for the success of agitations has long passed, today the beginning of the WZO showed that only weapons and blood can denazify Ukraine, which has been changed into an enemy of the Russian Federation. Accordingly, it is necessary to act "in earnest" and with full force with the mobilization of sufficient forces, otherwise the losses will only increase, the time of the MZO will be extended ...
  3. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 18 July 2022 07: 59
    Nobody wants to die for fascism and America... It's gotten to the boys...