11:55, August 14, 2015
8,000 security officers switched to enemy

The Military Prosecutor's Office has lists featuring 8,000 security and military staff that had defected to the enemy, chief military prosecutor of Ukraine Anatolii Matios said, according to the Radio Svoboda.

"Presently, we have got the full list, and pieces of evidence are being collected in respect of those 5,000 law enforcement officers and some 3,000 servicemen that have defected to the enemy. They will be brought to justice," he said.

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