To the delight of a jumping Svidomo public not inclined to analyze the situation as such, a certain Alexander Khodakovsky, the commander of the Vostok subunit, decided not to stay in Donetsk after the arrival of Igor Strelkov’s units. Khodakovsky has, in principle, been close to Makeevka, where, according to information Interfax, referring to a source in the DPR, barricaded himself in the building of one of the coal mining companies.
Khodakovsky in Kiev until recently was positioned as a "terry separatist, colorado, padded jacket" and stuff like that. Khodakovsky in the DPR, the LPR and in Russia was positioned (again, until recently) as one of the leaders of the people's militia, who is waging an irreconcilable struggle against the Kiev junta. It would seem that the “black cat” that ran between Khodakovsky and Strelkov is the discord in the ranks of the militia, about which Ukrainian and not only Ukrainian media write. But ... Related information.
Igor Strelkov reports that most of the personnel of the Vostok battalion did not follow Khodakovsky, but remained in Donetsk. According to the same Strelkov, with Khodakovsky, only the most dedicated people who had served in the SSU and other security agencies of Ukraine left for Makeevka.
Khodakovsky’s departure from a narrow group of “his people” from Donetsk spawned a tsunami of ideas from well-known political scientists. One care idea circulates around the web, gathering new and new layers like a snowball. This idea is that Khodakovsky has never been a representative of the people's militia, but was a Kiev sent Cossack who was pushed through the SBU to the Donbass to finally form the emerging people's republics to the point of self-destruction and again turned into the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. Alexander Dugin became one of those political scientists sticking to just such a thought.
At the same time, Dugin, as well as some other political scientists, refer to the thoughts of representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic published on the Web. We give a few of them (here is the full version):
Sbushnik Khodakovsky (Donetsk "Alpha"), (SBU) has now become a de facto branch of the CIA, reporting to US citizen Nalyvaychenko. For implementation, he portrayed the transition to the DNR side and tried to subordinate the local counterintelligence to himself (in fact, sabotaged its creation!) And led a battalion called "Vostok".
Khodakovsky appropriated all the best weapon, which was in possession of the militia, and prevented its delivery in Slavyansk. Instead of being used for its intended purpose, the weapon served as toys in the hands, posing for the camera participants of the "East".
Through the battalion "Vostok" there was a huge amount of misinformation! For example, recently the Internet has bypassed the news that 70% of the punishers of the Azov battalion have been destroyed under Saur-Grave! This is misinformation and is absolutely inappropriate to reality! "Azov" did not even fight there! All of them were located at this time on the Azov coast at its base. Khodakovsky put down his vigilance with such stuffing. It is also possible his relationship with the surrender of Mariupol!
So, Khodakovsky’s departure in Kiev was presented as discord in the camp of the militia, as was supposedly once presented with a demarche of Bezler, who later declared ukrovbrosov. UkroSMI would naturally wish that both in the DPR and in the Russian Federation the readers (Internet users) would form a common opinion for themselves that there was confusion and vacillation in the militia. However, it seems that this time not only ukrovbros was revealed as a small-caliber bullet of the information war, but something more, namely, that in the militia from the first days there were gentlemen who tried to multiply the activities of the national militia to zero. Were these “zaslancy” from Kiev “jumpers” or is it a product grown already in the conditions of the emerging people's republics? To talk about it now is definitely impossible. But the fact remains that the fighters of the Vostok battalion are not represented by all the 100% fighters. That is, some really seemed to be ready to die and die for their land, others acted as provocateurs trying to bring the situation to the satisfaction of the interests of those who would like to get southeast on a silver platter.
Oddly, Khodakovsky’s belonging to the group of “sent Cossacks” can be confirmed, oddly enough, by the Ukrainian press. If Igor Strelkov is called exclusively a terrorist by Girkin and a representative of Russian special services, then about Khodakovsky it’s mostly like this:
"The commander of the battalion" Vostok "Alexander Khodakovsky". Another question: did ukroSMI know that Khodakovsky could be a Kiev figure in the Donbas, so that these same media would so calmly represent the position of this person? Hardly, if there are professionals in the SBU. But the fact still remains a fact. And at the same time, the fact remains that the SBU is filled with professionals (American advisers will have to be excluded in this case ...)
And here is an alternative opinion about Khodakovsky. He is represented by Sergey Kurginyan, who has recently displayed considerable informational activity:
After this opinion, the first number was received by Kurginyan, whom supporters of the idea of Khodakovsky-decoy duck, were once again declared an accomplice to the “drain” of Novorossia and accused of participating in underground intrigues.
In the meantime, all this fuss continues, shelling of the cities of Novorossia by the Ukrainian security forces takes place, new civilian casualties are recorded, ukrosnaryadies fly into Russian territory, the number of refugees is growing, the Russian Foreign Ministry announces that the peacekeeping operation is something from the category of pseudo-initial fiction and relies on the great role of the OSCE ...