Militants in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (DPR and LPR) began trading spare parts.

According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, this was caused by non-payment of salaries to militants.

“Due to non-payment of money allowance, the militants of 2 AC (artillery corps), as an alternative, began to trade in spare parts of military equipment used in civilian vehicle units.

Moreover, the cases of desertion from the separatist army have been recorded in the region.