Volunteers react to the pullback of Ukrainian Army from Zolote and prepare to take positions and defend the frontline town.

Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UDA) won’t stand aside when the army pullbacks from the frontline town Zolote. Andriy Herhert, a deputy commander of UDA said they are ready to mobilize thousands of troops, which most of them previously served in volunteer battalions. In the case of Ukrainian withdraw, they are ready to take up arms and go to Zolote to defend Ukrainian land.

They aren’t the only ones who oppose the plan to withdraw Ukrainian forces from the town. Former members of Azov Regiment, led by Andriy Biletsky, announced last week they ready to defend Zolote in case of the pullback.

The withdrawn of Ukrainian troops should begin on September 14, 2019.

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