The number of Russian mercenaries fleeing the unrecognized Donetsk republic is increasing due to the lack of funding and humiliating attitude of the Russians coming to fight in the Donbas. It was reported by the ATO headquarters with reference to the data from the Ukrainian intelligence, Joinfo.ua reports.
In occupied Horlivka of the Donetsk region, the locals are leaving the gangs due to three month non-payment of “material remuneration”.
Moreover, the DPR terrorists are humbled both by the Russian military personnel and by “vacationers” from Russia.
“All this makes it increasingly difficult for the Kremlin to use the local population for its own purposes, and makes it bring more forces Russia itself,” Lysenko said.
According to intelligence reports, the terrorists, who came to the Donbas from Russia, are the main initiators of the deployment of artillery and tanks in the streets of private housing estates for firing on the positions of the ATO forces.
“Local residents, who joined the ranks of the armed groups, do not support such actions, but they can not do anything against the Russian mercenaries, who have full support from the Kremlin,” Lysenko said.