Donetsk, Jun 6 — DAN. The militants of the armed formations of Ukraine surrender daily, as the Russian coalition forces continue their offensive, the commander of a separate tank battalion «Diesel» of the DPR armed forces Petr Ruchyev said.
«The enemy suffers heavy losses, but now mobilization is ongoing in Ukraine, combat effective military personnel die, and reservists immediately substitute for them. Of course, their combat effectiveness is debatable. They are captured daily. When our troops enter an enemy’s trench, the militants naturally surrender. They no longer stand their ground, ” Ruchyev said.
He also said that the command conceals the truth about what is happening in the Donbass to preserve the morale of their troops.
The «Diesel» tank battalion is a key strike force of the People’s Militia of the DPR. It took part in battles for Shakhtersk and Elenovka in 2014, broke through the defence of the occupiers in the Uglegorsk area as part of the 2015 Debaltsevo operation. Now the unit is fighting along the entire front line except for the Slavyansk area. *ot