‘You abandoned us’: Ukrainian soldiers, their relatives accuse Kiev of neglect

‘You abandoned us’: Ukrainian soldiers, their relatives accuse Kiev of neglect

Kiev authorities have opened over 1,000 investigations into Ukrainian soldiers who deserted from the army. Protests of soldiers’ mothers and wives who don’t want them to fight have become frequent as troops say they have been abandoned by the government.

On Wednesday, the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s office announced that 1,083 criminal proceeding of desertion had been launched since the beginning of the ‘anti-terrorist’ operation.

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