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The self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) has restricted the travel of students and graduates of universities outside of Donbass. This was stated by the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Dmitry Gutsulyak, UNIAN reports.
According to him, therefore, the Republic’s leadership is struggling with the avoidance of conscription. In the DNI and LC in parallel, carried out an active propaganda campaign for military service, said Gutsulyak.
In addition, according to the Ukrainian intelligence, since the beginning of August in the Donbass increased the number of people wishing to retire from military service due to the fact that the Russian commanders allegedly suspended payments for the performance of combat tasks in the conditions of the ceasefire, said the representative of the Ministry.
August 14, Ukraine’s defense Ministry, citing intelligence reports, said that the command of the armed forces of the DNI and LC selects Russian passports sergeants and soldiers. The Ministry said that the seizure of documents takes place “under the pretext of preventing unauthorized abandonment of place of service”.
Part of Donbass is out of control in Kiev as a result of armed conflict, which has lasted five years. In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics, which declared independence from Kiev after the change of the Central government. Kiev says Moscow is responsible for the conflict in the South-East of the country, recognizing Russia as an aggressor country, and the leadership of the Donbas republics — puppet government “of the Russian occupying authorities.” Moscow has repeatedly denied such accusations.
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