Tag: Aleksandr Khodakovsky

‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with the ‘Novorossiya’ Leaders

December 9, 2014

Novaya Gazeta’s correspondent Pavel Kanygin, among the best chroniclers of the Russian-backed separatist leaders in the Donbass, published a good round up on December 8 on the fate of the Russian-backed separatists, titled “Managed Spring,” in a reference to the concept of the “managed democracy” of President Vladimir Putin. He covers Colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin), […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 157: Fighting Continues in Donetsk

July 24, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. Below […]

Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Khodakovsky Changes His Story to Reuters — or Does He?

UPDATED: This article was updated on 24 July at 1447 GMT to add the information from Reuters’ audio tape, below. The question of whether or not Russian-backed separatist fighters in southeastern Ukraine possessed a Buk anti-aircraft system at all, or whether they may have used it to shoot down the Malaysian airliner MH17, has become […]

‘Colonel vs. Major’: Separatist Defense Minister and Vostok Commander Patch Over Differences

July 15, 2014

Last week, Russian ultranationalist Aleksandr Dugin, mentor to the pro-Russian separatists in southeastern Ukraine who has orchestrated mass support on social media, was denouncing as a “mutineer” Aleksandr Khodakovsky, head of the Vostok Battalion in southeastern Ukraine. Dugin posted on his VKontakte page that Khodakovsky was only running a rump Vostok with only 50 loyal […]