Recruitment of persons with criminal background for contract service is being carried out in order to compensate for the incomplete personnel in the formations and units of the Russian occupation forces in Donbas, the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reports on Facebook.
“In particular, units are formed of persons who have served their sentences for previously committed crimes in 11 separate motorized rifle regiment (Donetsk) and 9 separate assault rifle motorized infantry regiment of the Marine Corps (Novoazovsk) 1 Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”, the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported.
These units are sent to the forefront after the accelerated training. As a rule, the so-called immediate response teams on armored combat vehicles under the guise of a reserve are located behind them. They serve as “barrier squads”, the Department noted.
Reportedly, according to the information of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine dead and wounded persons are recorded formally in the Russian terrorist forces in the occupied Donbas, and their families practically have no social protection. This fact negatively affects the moral and psychological state of terrorists and causes the increasing of desertion.