The press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic called false letter about the people's arrest of the mayor of Slovyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev.
" Information about the arrest of Vyacheslav is a lie. At the moment he is at the meeting, " said the Commissioner's press service DND, reports " news Agency. While there has not excluded, that the decision on putting under arrest Ponomareva without the knowledge of the Republican leadership could take the commander of the host of Igor Strelkov. Before Tuesday's news Agency referring to the authorized militia said about the arrest Ponomarev. Leadership of Donetsk national Republic, did not take a decision about the dismissal Ponomarev, told the newspaper the SIGHT Deputy head of the government DND Andrey Purgin." Such a decision could not come from us, because we have no influence on the situation on objective reasons is a City under siege ", - noted he. This explains the possible divergence in management." The city of Slavyansk on the state of war, lives by its own laws - the laws of war ", added Purgin. In may Ukrainian media, citing " Donetsk law enforcers stated that Ponomarev detained on the orders of the Minister of defence of the Donetsk national Republic, the commander of the host of Igor strelkov. However, this Information was quickly denied, With Shooters reported that only disarmed protection Ponomarev. Remember, Vyacheslav Ponomarev was declared by the mayor of Slovyansk April 13 during the storming of the building of the SBU. Then he tried to convince the local population to report suspicious persons, promised that the elections of the President of Ukraine does not take place, zapretil in, the activities of three political parties - Impact, " Fatherland " and " Freedom ". A week Later Ponomarev appealed to President of Russia centuries Putin With a request to enter to the region peacekeeping force for protection of the National guard and the Right sector ". In may, he said that the Donetsk national Republic after independence wants to closely cooperate With Russia, and among them on the issue of joining the Customs Union. In April, he found himself the center of attention in connection With the arrests in Slavyansk military experts from OSCE countries, which he offered to exchange for militias. Later experts were released. To Ukrainian fall Ponomarev first ran several businesses, then worked in the construction. With his wife he is divorced, has a son. Passed military service.