Contents tagged with Khodakovsky

  • DPR military commander: Ukraine is advancing into Donbas

    The pro-Russian militants may lose control over the key area in the Donbas - the Avdiivka industrial zone, believes the DPR military commander Alexander Khodakovsky.

    "If now we lose this industrial zone, then several other directions will be immediately threatened: Yasynuvata, the village of Spartak. The enemy will come close to our main line of defense. They will get an advantage due to a significant number of dead zones, which we simply cannot protect, "said Khodakovsky in an interview with …

  • Pro-Russian militant commander admits Russia is directly involved in conflict in eastern Ukraine

    Former commander of the pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, Alexander Khodakovsky, said Russia takes part in the Donbas war and in the life of the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.

    In a post on his Telegram channel, Khodakovsky acknowledged that Russian troops took part in the war in 2014. According to him, only Russian troops saved LPR and DPR from complete defeat in the battles with the Ukrainian Army.

    "Russia saved us when only a couple of weeks more, and we would have …

  • Former DPR commander admits that pro-Russian militants were killing civilians in Donbas

    Alexander Khodakovsky, a former commander of the Vostok battalion and former Security Minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), described how DPR militants killed civilians. Journalist Denis Kazansky posted a fragment of Khodakovsky's interview on his video blog.

    According to Khodakovsky, once the militants stopped a car with three civilians at a checkpoint in the Donbas. Subsequently, they took away the car and shot people in the back of the head in the nearest forest. …

  • Ukrainian journalist: Khodakovsky directly threatens DPR head Zakharchenko and prepares a coup

    Former commander of the separatist Vostok battalion Alexander Khodakovsky directly threatens the head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) Alexander Zakharchenko and prepares a coup following the example of the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, Igor Kornet, in Luhansk, wrote Journalist Yuri Butusov on his Facebook page.

    "The situation in Donetsk is not much better [than in LPR]," Khodakovsky says about Zakharchenko's leadership. If in Luhansk the main opponent of …

  • Former commander of Vostok Battalion Khodakovsky believes the 'right-hand man' in the DPR Pushilin has fallen into disgrace

    Alexander Khodakovsky former Security Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) believes that the DPR's representative at the Minsk talks, Chairman of the People's Council Denis Pushilin, "fell into disgrace".

    "Pushilin was removed from the leadership of the Donetsk Republic social movement; on City Day they were told not to allow him at the podium, the mayors of cities were forbidden to invite him to events…. everything is curiouser and curiouser. Have you thought why …