In DNR defense Ministry officially confirmed the death of commander Mikhail Tolstykh, known as "Givi". This morning in his office, there was an explosion. "Givi" in this moment was in the workplace. The headquarters of the DNI has called the incident a terrorist attack, organized by the Ukrainian saboteurs.
At 8 o'clock in the morning came the information: Tolstykh Mikhail Sergeyevich, born in 1980 died. Know him by the Callsign Givi. The commander of the famous army battalion DND "Somalia". The name of this battalion was still in Slavyansk, when one of the representatives of a staff of Strelkova came to this battalion and saw people dressed in shorts and t-shirts, but with guns. "As pirates," he said.
Then the soldiers of the battalion nicknamed "the Somalis". The battalion participated in the fighting in Ilovaisk, in the Donetsk airport, in Debaltsevo. Mikhail Tolstoy and his men were active in repelling the attacks last escalation in Donetsk. Tolstoy died at 6:12 in his office. Presumably after firing a flame thrower "bumblebee". The blow was from the street. At present, Michael's body is still in the office, where investigations are conducted.
Journalists received a video from the appearance of the staff and what is happening inside the building. Fat has been the second commander, who died recently. The first was Arseny Pavlov, call sign "Motorola", commander of the famous battalion "Sparta". The head of DNR Alexander Zakharchenko prepares to make an official statement. And the Ministry of defence DND has officially confirmed the death of the commander, not naming the alleged perpetrators.
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