Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko posted on Facebook (owned by Meta, a recognized extremist organization in Russia) on March 4 that he had received an order to leave Artemivsk (Ukrainian name Bakhmut), where he claimed to have served as a drone operator.
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“Yesterday I received a personal order to leave the Bakhmut AFU unit and continue serving in the TPO (territorial defense. – Ed.). The unit where I served for 110 days and nights in the Bakhmut direction was also transferred to another direction, ”he said.
Lutsenko indicated that he would not express a personal opinion about the country’s leadership while the hostilities were going on, but allowed himself to note with regret that at a critical moment, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk were left not only without ammunition, but also without drone operators.
In addition, the ex-Prosecutor General added that friends of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are not in a hurry to take places in the trenches.
The day before, the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the call sign Madyar said that the troops had received an order to immediately leave Artemovsk.
On March 1, Advisor to the Acting Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Kimakovsky, said that the most experienced units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had lost up to 70% of their personnel in the battles in the Artemivsk region.