In Ukraine counted more than 33 thousand deserters

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Since the beginning of 2014 to September 2018 33 798 of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) deserted their units or deserted. Write about this “Izvestia” with reference to the report of chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios.

It is noted that since the beginning of this year was arrested only 1587 fugitives. “In search of registered about 15 thousand units of weapons stolen from the Ukrainian armed forces,” — said the source publication.

Matios said earlier that APU for four years has lost more than 15 thousand units of weapons: 7.6 thousand machines, almost 3 thousand pistols, 2.2 thousand of screw and machine guns, 2.26 thousand rocket-propelled grenades.

The newspaper also quoted noncombat irrevocable and sanitary loss — 17 993 people. The most frequent causes of death in peacetime was suicide, an accident, careless handling of weapon and drug overdoses.

In October 2015 Anatoly Matios said that about 16 thousand soldiers APU deserted from the zone of the so-called “anti-terrorist operation” in the Donbass.

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