Ukraine’s General Staff explains reasons behind Russian invaders’ refusal to fight in Ukraine

20 August, 11:05 AM
The occupiers refuse to fight (Photo:Command of the Airborne Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)

The occupiers refuse to fight (Photo:Command of the Airborne Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)

Troops from Russia’s invasion forces in Ukraine are refusing to fight because they are being denied leave and being cheated of payments by the Russian army, Ukraine’s military has said.

Russian troops have several reasons to refuse to fight in the territory of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a Facebook post on Aug. 20.

According to the Ukrainian military, “the enemy’s personnel is demoralized, which is due to the constant postponement of their rotation dates and deception with promised payments.”

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“This leads to the refusal of the invaders to participate in hostilities,” the General Staff said.

Earlier the Russian investigation website Vazhnyye Istorii (Important Stories) reported about 700 contract soldiers from the 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade, involved in war crimes in Kyiv Oblast, were trying to leave military service and Ukraine.

They are not being allowed to leave, however.

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