“I had to take a helicopter and land in the field” – Matios said, stopping deserters


“259 people without any real threats with weapons bared the front and drove home through the whole of Ukraine. Then I had to take a helicopter and land among the field,” chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios. Photo: from open sources

When the army has no discipline, it is chaos. In an interview with Gazeta.ua said the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios.

“In 2014, a mass character was desertion or leaving the place of service. In August the Minister of defence provided information on the unauthorized removal of the whole unit with the ATO and the drift toward the deep rear. It was the battalion “Prykarpattya”. 259 people without any real threats with weapons bared the front and drove home through the whole of Ukraine. When they tried to stop them, they attacked with guns on members of the military police. Then I had to take a helicopter and land in a field. Demanded to stop. We were only three – the representative of the army, my Deputy and me. I will say this – it sadly. And then all 259 people received the status of combatants. They did not participate in the fighting, no one wounded,” – said Matios.

In the future, company commander and battalion announced their suspicion of the production had been transferred in court.

“Up to this time no solution. Because the court is afraid. But when the army has no discipline, it is chaos. Then there is no defence or attack. The lack of inevitability of punishment entails a continuation of the crimes and the destruction of the principles of statehood,” – said the chief military Prosecutor.

Full text of the interview with Anatoly Matios read HERE.

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