American journalist: Some Ukrainian soldiers refuse to execute orders

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Russian troops and 30 tanks entered this Azov Sea coastal city yesterday. The information about Ukrainian troops’ resistance is controversial. Some sources report that they immediately retreated towards Mariupol, others say that they were defending part of the city.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine and some Ukrainian soldiers refused to execute orders, American journalist Andrew Kramer wrote.

“The commander of their unit, part of the Ninth Brigade from Vinnytsia, in western Ukraine, barked at the men to turn around, to no effect. “All right,” the commander said. “Anybody who refuses to fight, sit apart from the others.” Eleven men did, while the others returned to the city,” the journalist describes the situation near Novoazovsk. Some troops were ‘in full retreat’, he said.

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