Denis Pushilin expresses condolences on occasion of Arsen Pavlov’s tragic death

The hero of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the commander of the battalion “Sparta” Colonel Arsen Pavlov (callsign Motorola) murdered last night in Donetsk.

“For all of us it is a huge loss. According to preliminary information, this is a terrorist act carried out by Ukrainian SRG (sabotage-reconnaissance group),” the Speaker of the DPR Parliament told the reporters.

Pushilin stressed that the deceased commander since the beginning of the conflict in Donbass fought in the ranks of militias and participated in key military operations and has become a real symbol of the struggle against armed aggression by Kiev.

“Kiev is still aiming to resolve the conflict by force, but is unable to win and therefore is using terrorist methods. With this murder Ukrainian side hopes to undermine the situation in the Republic,” the Chairman of the People’s Council said.

According to the currently available information, Arsen Pavlov was killed when an explosive device detonated in his apartment building. The circumstances of the murder are being specified, operational-investigative actions are being conducted, increased security measures are introduced in Donetsk.

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