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 the idea of Malorossia was not so warmly met, in addition to the reasons already explained? “wrote Khodakovsky on his VKontakte page.
At the same time, the leader of the "Patriotic Forces of Donbass" believes that the head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, cannot remain in power without "elective manipulation".
"Unless Zakharchenko goes for the forceful retention of power in the hands of a personal guard he carefully selects himself, there is no way he can stay for a second term. Any attempts to do so by fraud and elective manipulation, [and] he could not even guess what awaits him. Such positivity fits? “writes Khodakovsky.
Alexander Khodakovsky is considered one of the main opponents of the head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko.