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28 Nov 2023

Russian Military Sees Skyrocketing Desertion Rates Amid Ukraine Conflict

Since the start of the September 2022 mobilization, over 4,000 criminal cases related to the desertion of Russian soldiers have been registered. Courts issued a weekly average of 100 verdicts since June 2023, peaking in August with 457 declarations. Many deserters were handed suspended sentences to rejoin the conflict in Ukraine, with highest desertion in Sevastopol. Reporters also uncovered 317 instances of non-compliance with command orders. [Source](https://news.yahoo.com/desertion-skyrocketing-russia-russia-suspends-163500730.html)