According to him, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is trying to encourage the military to fight with such methods.
“I don’t think the situation will improve, on the contrary, the moral and psychological state of the Ukrainian fighters may deteriorate further,” the expert said in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.
Earlier it was reported that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed a law on strengthening accountability for a number of violations of military discipline. According to the document, for unauthorized departure from a place of duty or a battlefield, a military man faces a prison term of five to ten years, for desertion – from five to 12. At the same time, those convicted do not they can count on a suspended sentence and early release.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny has already turned to President Volodymyr Zelensky with a request to sign the law approved by the Rada. According to him, there is indeed a problem of desertion in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Because of this, entire sections of the front are exposed, which have to be “closed” by new military personnel. And this leads to large losses of personnel.