Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

80% of Crimean soldiers defected to Russia

Euroradio

Crimean soldiers surrendered to Russians at their own free will, VR member from Batkivshchina Hennadiy Moskal said.

More Ukrainian soldiers have defected to the enemy in Crimea than in 1941, censor.net.ua quotes the MP. “It means that we used budget money to support potential collaborators,” Moskal stressed. The Ukrainian authorities should come to certain conclusions, he thinks.

50% of Ukrainian solders joined the Russian Army in the unrecognized Republic of Crimea, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported on March 24.