Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky admitted that in 2014 the so-called "head of the DNR" was selected personally by the Russian political technologist Alexander Borodai, who headed the separatist movement in the Donetsk oblast. He wrote about this in a social network
"I often think about different situations, including what would have changed if I had accepted Borodai's offer and headed the Republic at that time?", - the militant writes, showing that the leadership of the so-called "people's republic" was appointed by the ambassador from the Kremlin at his own discretion.
Earlier, Khodakovsky admitted that the Kremlin political technologist Alexander Borodai led a separatist mutiny in the Donetsk oblast in order to prevent a referendum on the entry of Donbass into Russia. He wrote about this in a social network, criticizing the statements of the former head of the "DNR CEC" Roman Lyagin that the Russian Federation betrayed eastern Ukraine.
In the beginning of 2014, militants raised the people to protest, promising the Crimean scenario in the Donbass – the rapid entry of the Donetsk oblast into Russia. Rallies and outrages of administrative buildings were held under Russian flags.
At the last moment, when the flywheel of "referendum" was already launched, the question of joining of the Donetsk oblast to Russia was lifted. "The referendum" on this occasion was initially promised to be held a week after the voting for the formation of the "DNR", but later this topic was no longer raised.
According to the militant Alexander Khodakovsky, it was the Kremlin political technologist Alexander Borodai who contributed to the fact that the idea of joining the Russian Federation that was attractive for the separatists was not put on a "referendum" and was forgotten at all.
"Borodai made a visit not only to monitor and assist, but also to ensure that there would be no second referendum… It was immediately said that Russia would not draw such a deepening of the process", - the terrorist writes.
Alexander Borodai is a Russian political technologist, who from May 16, 2014 to August 7, 2014 served as the "chairman of the Council of Ministers" of the fake "DNR". From August 8, 2014 to October 20, 2014 he was the "advisor, deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the DNR" of Alexander Zakharchenko, whom he allegedly handed over the reins of power, but in fact, appointed to the position of "head of the DNR", later enshrined by fake elections in the occupied territory.