Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky has confirmed that in 2014, he bombarded peaceful Yasynuvata with missiles. He wrote this on his page in social network.
According to him, he decided to carry out artillery preparation in the battles for the satellite town of Donetsk and only after that proceed to the assault on Yasynuvata, which was under the AFU control at that time. Judging by the report, Khodakovsky understood fully well that the strike he planned would be in residential quarters, but this did not stop him.
"My calculation is that if I deliver an artillery strike at the places of the enemy's concentration, which is already fortifying in the city, and then put forward an assault group - the enemy will not be able to provide significant resistance", - he justified himself. For the first time since the beginning of this war, I had to make a difficult decision to bomb my own the city with missiles".
The militant consoles himself with the fact that, according to him, "no civilian was injured, and even the destruction was minimal".
As previously reported, 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 "DNR". He was in confrontation with the so-called "head of the republic" Alexander Zakharchenko. He is an ideologist of the Donbass joining Russia, but his approaches to this issue do not find understanding in the Russian Federation. In the fall of 2017, he expressed his desire to compete for the post of "head of the republic" in the "next election". Having faced with the harsh reaction of the occupation authorities to his opposition and ambitiousness, Khodakovsky left the "DNR" in the spring of 2018 and stopped his journalistic activity for a while.
After the liquidation of leader of the "republic" Alexander Zakharchenko, he hastened to remind of himself again, however, he was not even released from Russia into the occupied territory, where he intended to take part in the leader's election. He is currently in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast trying to regain his influence.