Monday, October 17, 2016

Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine - Reuters

A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilize an already fragile ceasefire.
Arseny Pavlov, a Russian national who went by the nom de guerre "Motorola", was blown up in the lift of his apartment building in Donetsk together with his bodyguard, according to Eduard Basurin, deputy defense minister in the government of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic.....

In a 2015 telephone interview with the Kyiv Post newspaper, a man who identified himself as Pavlov was recorded as saying he had murdered 15 Ukrainian prisoners of war. ...

bth: This wasn't the first attempt. There was another attempt on him in his car which injured him in August. Between rebel rivals and Ukrainian nationalists it is hard to say who got to him first.

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