Ex-militants defect to Ukraine under new security service operation

14:16, 15 October 2015
Ukraine
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More and more militant fighters are defecting, under a special program launched by Ukraine's Security Service several months ago. Under the scheme, those surrendering are carefully questioned - to ensure no crimes were committed before the war, Ukraine Today reports.

Comparing the given answers with existing intelligence, officials make a judgment call, according to Ukraine Today.

A security service official said that family ties led to some militants abandoning their positions, as their relatives would stay behind in the government-controlled areas.

The official also argued more fighters want to defect but unfortunetly, don't have the necessary means. 

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