Defence Intelligence: The occupiers are trying to escape from the site of hostilities to Crimea through the Arabat Spit
A group of 18-20-year-old deserters appeared in occupied Kalynivka, Kherson region. Dressed in Russian-style military uniforms, without insignia and headdresses. They ask for food and water from the local population. One of them is probably injured. They have three Kalashnikov assault rifles with them. They are moving towards Crimea. At the same time, they move exclusively at night, and hide during the day.
In general, in the Kherson region, rare cases of desertion of the Russian military are recorded. The main reason for the escape was heavy losses of the occupiers due to accurate strikes by Ukrainian artillery.
Most often, fugitives try to get to Crimea through the Arabat Spit. This route is considered safe and well "tested".