"On December 20, 2017, all troops of the Georgian Legion left the 54th brigade as a result of the incompetence of [brigade’s] commander Oleksiy Maystrenko and his team, as well as illegal orders he issued," the statement says, posted on the Legion’s official Facebook page.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, in December Russian-led forces inflicted a powerful blow to positions of the Georgian Legion on the Svitlodarska Duha bulge. Initial reports claimed there were eight people shell-shocked and wounded in action.