The first head of the terrorist "LPR" Valery Bolotov died. This was reported by the former head of the “DPR" Alexander Borodai in a commentary to "RBC". The publication also received confirmation from the source close to Bolotov. Causes of his death are being investigated.
Borodai said that he learned about the Bolotov’s death from his close relatives, adding that he is not aware of the details of the death. The source of the publication which is close to Bolotov confirmed the death of former head of “LPR" on Friday, January 27. He also said that “LPR” authorities will be offered to put up a statue of Bolotov.
Bolotov’s death was confirmed to "Lenta.ru" by the former People's Deputy, who actively supported militants in Donbas, Oleg Tsaryov. According to him, the militant died at his home in the Moscow region. Bolotov’s wife reported this to the former MP.
Bolotov’s death was also announced by the organization, which calls itself "Union of Donbas” which was led by the deceased insurgent.
It is noteworthy that Bolotov proclaimed himself the “people’s governor” of the Luhansk region after the start of separatist protests in Donbas. Bolotov was succeded by the current “LPR” leader Igor Plotnitsky.