In Donetsk on Wednesday, October 19, held a farewell ceremony field commander Arsen Pavlov, known by the call sign Motorola. To pay tribute to the heroes killed in the explosion inherent in the Elevator bomb, came more than 50 thousand residents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic, reported “Donetsk news Agency” in a press-service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the DPR.
Public order during the funeral events was guarded by about 400 law enforcement officers, including 90 of the inspectors. No violations have been recorded, reported to the interior Ministry.
On the Central street of the city near the Opera house, where the ceremony took place, was installed a banner with a photo of the deceased and signed by “Heroes never die”, reports TASS.
The correspondent of RIA “Novosti” said that to say goodbye to Motorola came “tens of thousands”.
People came with flowers. Also present were the honor guard and representatives of the command of the DND.
The coffin Pavlova mounted on a gun carriage, after which the applause of the truck drove through the main street of the city. The farewell ceremony was attended by officials of the DPR, including the head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko, who laid flowers to the coffin of Motorola.
Tribute to the memory of Motorola have also given the President of the people’s Council Denis Pushilin, parliamentarians, Ministers and heads of departments, the military, colleagues and ordinary residents of the DNI. The ceremony continued with a procession through the main artery of Donetsk – Artema street. “A column of many thousands with the slogan “Thank you”, “do Not forget, not forgive” marched from the building of the “Donbass Opera” to the Komsomol prospectus”, – stated in the message GIVEN.
After the farewell ceremony Arsen Pavlov was buried with military honors in a cemetery in Donetsk, reports Life.
Media post YouTube videos of the funeral of Motorola.
In social networks there were photos from the farewell ceremony with the separatists.
Arsen Pavlov was killed on the evening of 16 November in Donetsk in the entrance of the house where he lived. The attackers had laid a powerful explosive device in the Elevator and brought him to action, when Pavlov was up to his floor. Investigative team of the interior Ministry and the Ministry of state security of DND declared the explosion a terrorist attack. In connection with the death of Pavlova in the country from 17 to 19 October was declared a day of mourning.
Zakharchenko called the killing Motorola “challenge to the Republic” and war declared by Kiev in the Donbass. He blamed the attack on the security Service of Ukraine. In DND the death of Pavlov’s associated with the attempt of Kiev to distract attention from its failure to perform the Minsk agreements.
On the eve of the statement Zakharchenko declared by Kiev war commented on in the Kremlin. “Of course, Russia has the influence on the representatives of Donbass, but this influence is not limitless,” – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. The implementation of the Minsk agreements, this incident will not contribute, he acknowledged.
Motorola is widely known, participating in 2014 in the fighting under Slavyansk, Ilovaisk, Donetsk airport and debaltseve. Was awarded the George cross DND, the order of the Republic “For military valor” of the first degree.