In the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), a unit was formed from Ukrainian prisoners of war who went over to the side of Russia, a source said. TASS in the power structures of the region. According to him, “the guys are already ready to go to the front line.”
According to him, the unit will include 50 former Ukrainian servicemen who "voluntarily went over to the side of the republic." “The battalion, which included Ukrainian prisoners of war, has already been fully formed,” TASS quoted its source as saying.
As TASS explains, we are talking about prisoners of war who were kept in a colony in Yelenovka. In September, according to the agency, they turned to the People's Council of the DPR with a request to join them in the emerging Cossack battalion named after Bogdan Khmelnitsky.
After the accession of the republic to the Russian Federation, the People's Militia of the DPR was integrated into the armed forces of Russia, informed previously press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
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