A funeral and a farewell ceremony with “commander of Somali battalion” Mikhail Tolstykh, also known as Givi is taking place in the occupied Donetsk. This was reported by militants’ resources.
The ceremony is held in the building of Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. The coffin was placed in the hall. The farewell ceremony with Givi’s fellow militant Motorola (Arseny Pavlov) took place in the same hall before.
Near a thousand of people gathered at the building of Donbas Opera and lined up on Artema street, the separatist agencies write.
As of now the traffic in the center of the occupied Donetsk is blocked. And the so-called “law enforcement officers of the “DPR” patrol on the streets.
Just like during the Motorola’s funeral, the banners saying “It’s impossible to defeat those who do not give up” with pictures of Mikhail Tolstykh are installed in the city.
Russian media write that after the ceremony, the coffin with the body will be driven along the main streets of the city on gun carriage.
Earlier it was reported that a pro-Kremlin militant Givi was murdered by his own fighters. Igor Myltsev, a militant, nicknamed ‘French’, told the Russian media more about the assassination of infamous commander of ‘Somali’ unit.