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Since 2014, more than 33.000 people left Ukrainian army without permission


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian army.

In fact, according to the Ukrainian Unified Registry of Pre-Trial Investigations, a pretrial investigation was carried out on 13237 criminal proceedings for unauthorized abandonment of a military unit or duty station (Article 407 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and desertion (Article 408 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), of which 11354 were actually sent to the court.

Further debunking by Stop Fake.

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Reported in: Issue 127
Date: 08.11.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Military, Abandoned Ukraine, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: News Front Izvestia Lenta.ru Argumenty i Fakty
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