"We have investigated 16,000 criminal proceedings against soldiers absent in desertion, who had left the ATO area. The significant part of them had deserted with weapons. They were put on the wanted list. The Ministry of Internal Affairs have found not more than a thousand of them over the year," Matios said. "Where did they go? They did not fly away but returned home. So, the district police officer with his salary of 2,000 hryvnia (about $90) did not fulfill his responsibilities, thus the entire system did not work."
According to the Main Military Prosecutor, the absence of inevitability of punishment in the country corrupts the law enforcement agencies.