The shortage in the units 1 and 2 army corps (AK) of the armed forces in the Donbas led to the set of units under contract of persons with criminal records, informs the Main Directorate of the defence intelligence of Ukraine.

As stated in the Gur on the Facebook page on Saturday, 11 separate motor rifle regiment (Donetsk) and 9 separate assault infantry regiment of the marine corps (Novoazovsk) 1 AK (Donetsk) of the armed forces formed division of the persons who served a sentence for a crime previously committed.

“After conducting accelerated training these units are sent to the forefront. As a rule, behind them under the guise of the reserve are the so-called “rapid response group” on armored fighting vehicles, which serve the function of “protecting groups,” explained intelligence .