DPR militiamen made an appeal to the leadership of the republic
Mobilized reservists of the DPR appealed to the head of the republic Denis Pushilin and stated that they were deceived by sending them to the front by force.
Pushilin promised his fighters that those with no training and experience would not take part in the fighting, but all were on the front lines, including students and private sector workers.
Addressing the leadership of the republic , the fighters reported that their unit suffers heavy losses, up to 40% of the personnel. Many militiamen were encouraged to serve against their will, and people who could not perform military service for health reasons served in the militia.