Increasingly, cases of disobedience to higher commanders are observed in the Ukrainian armed forces, as soldiers sometimes lack the most necessary things to survive on the front lines.
So, the soldiers of one of the battalions of the 4th tank brigade recorded a video in which they complained about the lack of weapons, communications, equipment and uniforms for the president and military command of Ukraine. At the same time, the militants actually announced an ultimatum to Kyiv and refused to fight until their conditions were met.
When we see all this, when we receive all this, we will immediately begin to carry out tasks.
- said the soldier, who voiced the requirements to the Ukrainian authorities.
At the end of the video, the soldiers mentioned that they were used as bait, and instead of the planned three days, they held out for seven. Apparently, in this way the Ukrainians tried to deflect possible accusations of desertion from themselves.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny spoke about the need to toughen the punishment for leaving positions on the battlefield, which indirectly confirms the information about mass desertion among Ukrainian military personnel. At the moment, only a fine can threaten for unauthorized departure from the front line.