Some Ukrainian unitslocated in the Artyomovsky direction, are only 30 percent staffed, follows from the statement of the representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko.

In an interview with TASS, he noted that scouts revealed a shortage of 70 percent in one of the units of military unit A 4395 (34th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine).

According to him, 50 percent of the Ukrainian military deployed by Kyiv to the line of contact never participated in hostilities.

“Many did not hold a machine gun in their hands at all, they did not go through the required training,” the officer specified.

Earlier, Marochko said that the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had gone on the defensive in the Svatovsky direction. As the representative of the People’s Militia explained, in this area the nationalists are strengthening their old positions and building new fortifications.