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 "We Prefer to be Judged Rather Than Buried": The Militants are Trying to Defect and Join the ATO Forces - NSDC

Groups of terrorists are trying to negotiate with the command of the Ukrainian troops over creation of corridors that will allow them to join the ATO forces or enter the territory of the Russian Federation being unarmed as a result of the ATO active phase resumption.

This was announced at today's briefing by NSDC Speaker Colonel Andrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBusinessInform.

One of the terrorists' expressions even became a winged phrase: "I'd rather be judged by twelve men then carried in the coffer by six," he said.

According to the speaker of the NSDC, the Ukrainian troops show extremely high fighting spirit.

"Now they carry out powerful air and artillery strikes on terrorists' strong points, roadblocks, bases and throngs that led to a significant reduction of militants' activity," Lysenko said.

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Each call from the militants is carefully checked "because it could be a trap."

"The information of this kind is carefully checked and everything possible is done to ensure that these people are not followed by their former regimental comrades. These measures are complied as quiet as possible. But there are facts of militants' desertion and they get the maximum disclosure," Lysenko added.

Earlier, speaker of the antiterrorist operation Oleksii Dmytrashkivskyi reported that terrorists yielded to the Ukrainian Army after the ATO forces resumed taking active measures to neutralize the militants.

Read also: Ukrainian Artillery Destroyed Terrorist Training Camp under Sloviansk: more than 250 Militants Are Killed - News Media

It should be reminded that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, following the results of the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, decided to suspend the unilateral ceasefire in the Donbas on the night of Tuesday.

 
 
 
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