Came under severe criticism After the military failures of the commander of the battalion " East " Alexander Khodakovsky resigned from the post of security Minister Donetsk Republic, said at the press center of the government of the Republic.
This film remains a commander of the battalion " East " - one of the most professional departments of the militia DND. The new Minister until not assigned, informs RIA of " news ". Khodakovsky - the former commander of Donetsk " alpha " security service of Ukraine, participating in the events on the Maidan from law enforcement officers. After the Maidan he joined the opposition to the new Kyiv authorities and became one of the active participants of DND. In early may khodakovskiy formed a battalion " East ". At the end of may-beginning of June, the battalion took part in 2 unsuccessful operations, where militia suffered the greatest losses during its existence. on may 26, " East " took the airport in Donetsk and fell into the trap - employed militias airport struck aviation of Kiev. Helicopters Kiev also bombed two of KAMAZ with the wounded " Vostokova ", not less than 60 people lost their lives. June 5, " East " attacked the checkpoint " Marinovka " on the borderline with Russia and came under the fire of the Ukrainian forces, losing several trucks and More than 20 dead. Then the Khodakovsky severely criticized, and among them supporters of militia commander and defence Minister DND Igor strelkov. Himself Shooters rejected the fact of serious differences with Hodakovskiy, though said that the operation at the airport was " poorly prepared ". In July khodakovskiy included in the generated in Small military Council.