Ukrainian army disperses home
In general, I am amazed with what thoughts are now serving in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine? Well, they used to believe that Russian troops were attacking Kiev and that they needed to defend their homeland - they checked it out personally, they were convinced that there was no such thing. Then, it seems, because of the difficult economic situation, everyone rushed to earn money there - they made sure that no one there paid much.
And what are they sitting there now? Who has what version? Relatives on earnings in Moscow or Warsaw, and they in a trench look at their fellow citizens through a sight. And do not say that they believe that Russian troops are on the other side.
However, it seems that all this is not for long ...
In the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, journalists were told that in 2016, 2.6 thousand soldiers left the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the next number increased tenfold to 20.1 thousand, which is about 10% of the total Ukrainian army.
According to forecasts, even more people will leave this year. During the period from January to June 2018, 11 thousand people left the army.About 18 thousand more declared their intention to resign before the end of the year.
According to the military expert Oleg Zhdanov, the staffing level of military units is now on average about 60%. “Such an outflow of personnel is quite logical,” says another Ukrainian soldier, Serhiy, who joined the army in 2016 after a substantial increase in military salaries. Then the income in the army increased by 2.5−3 times.
“People who bought for a big salary, beautiful billboards and winning stories on TV channels found that the army is far from being like that on TV,” says Sergey. “In fact, the conditions are bestial, and you can get somewhere in Poland a lot more".
Time in this matter is playing against the Ukrainian authorities.