I'll base my response on 3 points taken out of this quote (and the OP in general):
1. Initiating without looking at the "possible risks"
First off, what do you consider as "possible risks" of an initiation? Your hostages' friends coming over and trying to kill you? I guess that is pretty self explanatory, but I guess you wanted to word it in a different way, similar to how you did it in our TS-conversation where you said something along the lines of: We didn't have the area under control, or initiated regardless of how many guys you had in the area and of course the fact that Veresnik Base is a pretty populated place to go to (I apologize if you said something different/worded it differently, but that's what I remember from our conversation).
So yes, we "considered the possible risks" and observed the area for a couple of minutes (it was night time during the whole encounter, so if there were any people set up on Veresnik hill or in tree lines around the compound it would have been rather hard to spot them) before closing in on the compound from the direction of NWAF and upon discovering the group that initially consisted of 5 people, we started watching them and listened to what they were talking.
After 2 of the 5 left and headed for Vybor, we decided that we could initiate on the remaining group of 3, since we overheard them talking about multiple groups we've heard about before by randomers, claiming that they were bandit groups, but furthermore, one guy in the group was wearing a skull mask, which indicated to us, that he was a member of the Reapers, a group we've not only had nice experiences with.
2. We panicked when something didn't go our way
I admit that it took me a couple of minutes to regain some control of the situation, after Daniel was shot, to finally be able to move the hostages away and also not get trapped inside the compound by possible incoming attackers. The situation sadly completely went out of hand even more when I started to get attacked on the dirt road while trying to get the hostages away from the area (as can be seen in the video) and the OP was accidentally shot by our sniper (I'll talk about this in my next point).
So yes, the situation was hard to control, especially after Daniel was shot and I did my best to get the hostages to a safe and secure place to finally be able to RP with them and get the information we wanted, but that obviously became even more difficult when I started to get attacked myself, which we didn't expect beforehand since we didn't spot anybody else in the area apart from the 2 guys, that left the group inside the compound, before we initiated.
3. Lack of concern for the complying hostages
I guess you are referring to the point in the video, where I can be seen standing behind a hostage, shooting at my attacker and of course that same hostage getting shot moments after.
As can be seen in the video I first get shot at by a guy that was somewhere on the other side of the dirt road, which caused my screen to go completely blurry and so I wasn't able to see much more than my own character and the muzzle flash of my enemy's gun and thus I tried to spray in that general direction but also kept moving in order to not get shot, since I was standing around in the open without any cover.
I admit that that certain point in the video where I am behind the hostage for 2-3 seconds looks like I tried to abuse him as cover and I have to say that I don't remember much of the situation since it was quite hectic, but if I actively would've tried to do so I guess I would've been more persistent on following him instead of firing on my attacker, furthermore I kept going in the same direction I did before I was behind the hostage.
And to address the death of the hostage: I can't really say much about this, other than the fact, that I didn't witness him getting shot during the situation (I didn't see how he died or who by until I saw the video and of course the logs), but our sniper told me, that he apparently tried to try and kill the guy, who was shooting at me and accidentally hit the hostage since he started moving and was directly between him and the attacker when he started spraying at said attacker to help me (in the video you can see the hostage getting shot in his hand, which indicates that he wasn't aiming for him, but possibly for somebody behind him).
This obviously doesn't make what he did ok either and he accepts any punishment staff see as fitting, just like I do.
I replied for both Dimitry (Ozerold) and me, although I haven't been called into the report I still was quite heavily involved and if staff still want to hear Dimitry's PoV, he can of course also post his own version, but I doubt it will be a lot different than mine.
I apologize for the overall messy situation and not being able to properly RP with you, Matt, but everything was a bit hectic.
I don't know who hit you, but I am pretty sure that I didn't use you as cover (if then I am sorry, but I doubt it was intentional), at least that's what I remember and the point in the OP's video, where I started to get shot at and stood behind him for a couple of seconds was the only time I believe I got shot at during the whole encounter, other than when I died later on of course, but I didn't have any time to run behind any sort of cover at that time.
Pardon my French, but everybody can make mistakes, regardless of how long ago they joined this community, we are human after all and to be honest, if I go and am willing to sacrifice some of my time to talk about a certain situation that happened ingame, I don't expect, that the person I am talking to leaves the channel after saying:"You should stop doing initiations, you suck at them."(Apologies if this is just a vague quote)
Nothing more to add to my PoV.