Russia militia boss warns defeat in Ukraine leaves Putin ‘only one option’
Pro-Russia militia commander Alexander Khodakovsky suggests that Vladimir Putin lacks the conventional means to win the war.
By TIM MCNULTY
22:29, Tue, Dec 13, 2022 | UPDATED: 22:35, Tue, Dec 13, 2022
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Donetsk militia commander Alexander Khodakovsky has openly suggested that Russia lacks the conventional means to win the war in Ukraine. During a television appearance on Russian state media, Khodakovsky suggested the Kremlin should use the country’s massive nuclear weapon arsenal in the event a defeat becomes unavoidable.
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Khodakovsky told Russia1: “We are aware of our capabilities. “We have a number of unit which are being rotated so they can recover at bases in Russia, there are now battalions which have been formed and will be formed.
“For example, the Ural-1 battalion, which was formed in Yekaterinburg is now moving to the front.
“That’s around 500, of whom basically 95 percent are shock troops, very highly motivated guys.
“They’ve been equipped with not only body armour and helmets, but armour and armoured vehicles like the typhoon.