Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is not implicated in the killing of a militia commander Mikhail Tolstykh, nicknamed Givi, RIA Novosti reported.
“Obviously, we are talking about attempts to destabilize the situation in the Donbass. Of course, we hope that there is a certain margin of safety, and those who are behind such killings, will fail to lead to further escalation”, – said Peskov.
“We absolutely and unambiguously exclude any, deny accusations of the Russian side about possible involvement, this may not be considered. As for those who are behind the attempts of destabilization, then they should be identified in the course of investigative actions”, — he said..
February 8 Donetsk on the basis of the battalion “Somalia” in his study of rocket flamethrower “bumblebee” was killed the commander of Fat. The body of the deceased has already been identified.
This incident is the self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk national Republic declared the attack. According to the militia, for the murder of Givi is a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups.
The commander of the defense Ministry Donetsk national Republic Eduard Bacurin stated that the suspect in the murder of the commander of the militia was the Ukrainian public figure and politician of the Zoryan Shkiriak.