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Ukrainian intelligence: the military from South Ossetia refused to participate in the war against Ukraine

31 Mar, 2022
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Ukrainian intelligence: the military from South Ossetia refused to participate in the war against Ukraine

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By the materials of Ekho Kavkaza

The Department of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the military personnel of the 4th Guards Military Base of the Russian Federation from the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia refused to participate in the Russian war against Ukraine.

“A few days ago, almost the entire personnel of one of the battalion tactical groups (two motorized rifle companies and a mortar battery), which were formed from the 4th military base of the RF Armed Forces (military unit 66431, Tskhinvali, South Ossetia) and were involved in Donetsk direction, refused to participate in the military aggression against Ukraine,” the Ukrainian ministry said in a statement.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, even a conversation with the deputy commander of the Russian 58th Army for military-political work did not influence these soldiers' decisions.

Part of the contractors returned from the combat zone. The information was confirmed by the ex-president of the self-proclaimed republic, oppositionist Eduard Kokoity.

Regarding soldiers who refuse orders to join Russia's war against Ukraine, the Russian leadership, according to Ukrainian intelligence, applies disciplinary sanctions, rather than criminal prosecution, as usual.

The reason is the fear of possible publicity of real sentiments in the troops and riots in military units

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