Militants fear lynching by the local population in Donbas and prohibit the military to appear in crowded places wearing uniform. It was reported by Defence Intelligence of Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
It is reported that indignation is growing among the local population on the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions because of Russian soldiers’ behavior in public places. In particular, their wanton aggression and use of weapons, leading to deaths and injury among civilians.
"In this regard, the command of 1 (Donetsk) and 2 (Luhansk) of Russian Armed Forces prohibited to leave the military parts of the Russian military personnel in military uniform during the Christmas and New Year holidays in order to avoid cases of lynching them by the civilian population," the report says.