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Givi, leader of pro-Russian militants, killed in Donetsk
08:32, 8 February 2017
Givi, leader of pro-Russian militants, killed in Donetsk

Separatists confirm the death of one of their commanders who fought against Ukrainian troops since spring 2014

08:32, 8 February 2017

Givi, DPR militant commander
espreso.tv

Members of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic report that their high-ranked commander, Mikhail Tolstykh, a.k.a Givi was killed at 6.12 a.m. Kyiv time, in what they claim to be a ‘terrorist attack by Ukraine’.

Since the beginning of the Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine Givi led the armed unit ‘Somalia’, which fought on the side of pro-Kremlin militants. In particular, he was among the separatists who mocked and tortured the Ukrainian defenders of Donetsk airport, some of which were forced to surrender and thus became POWs.

Local ‘police’ check the site of the attack; no further details are available so far.

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