Up to 20 recently mobilised Russian soldiers desert the army – General Staff

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Around 25 soldiers – all former prisoners – who had been deployed to reinforce a Russian unit in the vicinity of Svatove, Luhansk Oblast, deserted on 25 May.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook

Quote from the General Staff: "There  are increasingly more cases of desertion and non-compliance with commanders’ orders among the Russian occupation troops.

On 25 May, around 20 former prisoners, who had recently completed an accelerated training course and had been deployed to reinforce a unit based in the vicinity of Svatove, stole a Kamaz truck and set off in an unknown direction."

Details: The General Staff reported that the deserters’ whereabouts are unknown and the Russians continue searching for them.

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