Four dozen Ukrainian servicemen moved to the territory of the Russian Federation, two of them intend to ask for Russian citizenship
The Ukrainian military was passed through the border checkpoint "Donetsk" and is now in the Rostov region. Two of the defectors asked for asylum in Russia, and in the future they intend to obtain Russian citizenship.
One of the fugitives named Mikhail told the journalist “Vesti” how he got to the war and why he decided to run away from it:
Mikhail and his comrades do not consider themselves traitors and deserters. On the contrary, they are sure that they have betrayed them, moreover, their own commanders.
Another fighter, who identified himself as Vasily, continued the story:
Realizing that there would be no help, overcoming fear, they turned to the militia. They actually saved the “zapadents” from certain death, many of whom do not even speak Russian. Ukrainians fed, gave clothes and shipped to Russia. Now guys don't guess about the future. Although the desire of the majority is one thing - get home as soon as possible and hug your loved ones.
But this is not all guests from the adjacent side. Tonight another 21 man was allowed into Russian territory. All of them were injured, along with them the bodies of their dead colleagues were delivered. The Ukrainian side asked about the organization of the humanitarian corridor, since it was itself unable to organize the evacuation of victims from the border areas blocked by the militias.
At about midnight, the Russian border guards at the checkpoint "Matveyev Kurgan" transferred to the Ukrainians all the wounded and the bodies of the dead.
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