Unannounced rotation of Russian military advisers, instructors underway in "DPR" - media
Unscheduled rotation of Russian military advisers and instructors is now under way in the divisions of the "1st Army Corps of the ‘DPR’" in a number of locations along the contact line (Horlivka, Dokuchaivsk, and Novoazovskiy district), as reported on Facebook by the coordinator of "Information Resistance" online community Dmytro Tymchuk.
"In a number of units, officers of the Russian armed forces who arrived from Russia provided a 100% replacement," the statement reads.
“The officers who were replaced are being sent back to Russia," reads the message.
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"The reason for the emergency rotation of advisers and instructors is currently unknown," Tymchuk said.