The Ukrainian military continue to join the Donetsk People’s Republic militia, according to the DPR Ministry of State Security spokeswoman Mariya Petrova.
The number of people from the Ukrainian side joining DPR remains constant. This can be explained by the deteriorating political and economic situation in Ukraine. Former soldiers and law-enforcement officers ask the DPR Ministry of State Security for help. They undergo a detailed background check and if it turns out that they have committed no unlawful acts they can stay to live and work in the republic.