Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky has admitted that in 2014, his militants not only robbed civilians, but also shot in the back of their comrade-in-arms. He wrote this in social networks.
Responding to a question from a woman who complained that the Vostok was grabbing cars, Khodakovsky wrote that he understood her desire as "to rub my nose in the shameful thing".
According to him, the woman, whose family, judging by the question, lost a car, does not fully understand the situation around the terrorist battalion. "She does not understand that Vostok as a plan, as a phenomenon is one thing, and the people who filled it are different".
He acknowledged the looting by the Vostok members, but assured that he was trying to fight against it. "I never hid or justified those who violated justice in the ranks of our unit. I also recognized that for its needs, we went to "expropriation", and that downright scoundrels were in our ranks who understood the fact of weapons in their hands in their own way", - Khodakovsky wrote.
According to him, he had two operational and one power unit that were supposed to "identify and rid us of such elements", because, according to Khodakovsky, they not only robbed civilians, but also "killed my officers in the back".
Alexander Khodakovsky is a former SBU employee who betrayed the oath from the first days of the Russian hybrid war against Ukraine and became one of the leaders of the Donbass terrorists. He created and headed the Vostok Battalion. He is currently removed from all official posts in the "DPR". He was in confrontation with the now-deceased Alexander Zakharchenko. He is an ideologist of the Donbass joining Russia. In the autumn of 2017, he announced his desire to compete for the position of "head of the republic" in the "regular election". Having faced a harsh reaction of the occupation authorities on his opposition and ambitiousness, Khodakovsky left the "DNR" boundaries in the spring of 2018 and stopped his publicistic activities for a while. After the liquidation of leader of the "republic" Alexander Zakharchenko, he hurried to draw attention to himself again, but he was not even released from Russia to the occupied territory, where he intended to take part in the leader's election.