The leader of the self-proclaimed “DPR” Alexander Zakharchenko said he would soon name the killer of the ‘Somali battalion” commander Mikhail Tolstykh, also known as Givi. This was reported by RIA News.
Mikhail Tolstykh was born on July 19, 1980 in Ilovaysk, Donetsk region. 36-year-old terrorist, a.k.a. Givi served in the Ukrainian army in 1998. Two years later he graduated from the army as a sergeant. His military specialty was a tank commander. He started to fight on the side of the Donetsk militants since the events in Sloviansk in 2014. Then in September of the same year he participated in the battles for Ilovaysk. Then there was the battle for Donetsk airport and the seizure of the Ukrainian military prisoners, after which he became "famous" for his public interrogations.
Earlier it was reported that Givi’s assassin used Shmel, man-portable flamethrower. The explosion was caused by the direct hit from Russian-made weapon, says the so-called ‘operative command’ of pro-Kremlin militants in Donetsk region.