The self-proclaimed "DPR" has formed barrier troops since people, forced to engage in militants-formed gangs, seek every opportunity to run away, reports Apostrophe.

- Due to an increased desertion of servicemen with the "3rd separate motorized rifle brigade" (the town of Gorlovka) the Command of the "1st Army Corps” has taken a decision to deploy in the rear of the brigade the operational groups of so-called "MGB DPR" that will serve as anti-retreat forces, reads a statement by the Special Operations Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces on Facebook.

To make people, who stayed on the Russia-invaded territory, engage in illegal armed groups, Russian militants have shut down all the enterprises on the territory.

The “Commanders” of the units have granted a permission to use weapons against “deserters”.