In the leadership of the Donetsk people’s Republic announced the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists responsible for the murder of Arsen Pavlov – combat commander DNR, known by the nickname Motorola. They said that the detainees belong to the group of Misanthropic Division.
A website affiliated with the separatist Donetsk news Agency with reference to data of the Ministry of state security said: “on 11 November 2016 as a result of the MGB DNR operatively-search actions in Donetsk detained six active members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization Misanthropic Division, whose leaders had earlier claimed responsibility for the murder of the legendary commander of division “Sparta” Arsene Pavlov, better known as Motorola.”
On behalf of the group of responsibility for the murder of Motorola did appear on YouTube, but the leader of the Misanthropic Division then statedthat the machinations of the “down from “Phoenix” – another little-known organization.
In the manual DND stated that members of Misanthropic Division maintained contact with staff members of the SBU and performed the tasks of the Ukrainian secret services on the territory of DND. Currently the detainees are carried out quickly-investigative actions, they give grateful evidences about circumstances of Commission of crimes of terrorist and extremist orientation, quoted by TASS.
10 November the Minister declared DND Alexander Zakharchenko said that the murder involved the Pavlov head of Department of SBU in Donetsk region Oleksandr Kuts and curator of the Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Donbas, Vitali Malikov, head of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Luhansk region Oleg Kozlovsky, as well as a number of senior staff and management representatives and the joint staff of the security service.
October 16, in the Elevator of the house where lived Arsen Pavlov, an improvised explosive device. He was inside and was killed, several people were injured. DNR management once accused in the assassination of Ukrainian saboteurs.