Several people were injured in the explosion that killed the commander of one of divisions of the militia of the separatists self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Arsen Pavlov, known by the call sign Motorola. About it on air of TV channel “Russia 24″ said the representative of DND in the contact group on Ukraine Denis Putilin. Ministry earlier confirmed the death of Pavlova in the attack.
According to the investigation, in the Elevator of the house where lived Arsen Pavlov, an improvised explosive device. Separatist was in the epicenter of the explosion and suffered injuries incompatible with life. DNR authorities suspect in the assassination of Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups (DRG). In the Republic declared the plan to capture the suspects in the murder of a Pavlova.
After the assassination the scene was cordoned off by officers of the DNI and the military. The place was left, emergency workers were on duty a few ambulances, reports RIA “Novosti”. One of the roads leading to the house of Pavlov, were blocked by armored personnel carrier.
“Was laid improvised explosive device. Now under prompt action, declared the plan “Interception” in the city”, – said Pushilin in the air of “Russia 24″. “While the investigation. It is known that in the area of lift was an improvised explosive device laid, there are a few people wounded and has lost,” he said.
Version Pushilin, Ukraine cannot fulfill the Minsk agreements and attempts to thwart them. “Ukraine can not go into a full offensive because they know they will lose, so they’re back in terrorist acts, that is, launching subversive groups that actually act in such ways,” he said.
In turn, the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko, commenting on the death of Motorola, said that the killing of Pavlov Kiev declared war on the breakaway Republic. “I understand that (Ukrainian President) Petro Poroshenko has broke the truce and declared war on us,” said Zakharchenko journalists.
Pavlov participated in the battles for Ilovaisk, Donetsk airport and near Debaltsevo. The successful defense was awarded the George cross DND. In June 2016 he already was committed the assassination: near trauma center in Donetsk explosion. Was then damaged seven cars and two buildings of the hospital, no injuries were reported.