Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky has admitted that the so-called Russian Spring had no public support in 2014. He wrote this in a social network, accusing the residents of Donbass of inactivity.
"We are to blame for the fact that the war is coming", - he pathetically exclaims and explains that he personally had to gather people at Lenin Square in Donetsk, and hardly anybody wanted to maintain the armed resistance against the legitimate authorities.
"In March of 2014, there were no hundreds (of thousands – OstroV), but tens of thousands of people on the streets - and they saw it in Kyiv. There were no even dozens - I took part in organizing more than one rally and I remember how many people came to the square. We are to blame for the fact that our army could not cope with the tasks because no one hurried to go in it. My largest unit in Donetsk contained only four thousand people at the peak, and such units could be counted on the fingers of one hand", - the militant recognized.
Alexander Khodakovsky is a former employee of the SBU, he betrayed the oath and from the first days of the Russian hybrid war against Ukraine became one of the leaders of the Donbass terrorists. He created and led the Vostok Battalion. Currently, he is moved away from all official posts in the "DNR". Now he is in the confrontation with the so-called "head of the republic" Alexander Zakharchenko. He stands for an idea of Donbass accession to Russia, but his approach to this matter does not find understanding in the Russian Federation. In the fall of 2017, he announced his desire to compete for the post of "head of the republic" in the "scheduled elections".