Boroday said that he learned about the death of Bolotov from his family, adding that it is not aware of the details of death. A source close to Bolotov, confirmed the death of the former head of the LC on Friday, December 27. According to information , the cause of death turns out Bolotov.
“Marsh was the first head of the Luhansk national Republic and was a member of the volunteer Union of Donbass. “As the head of the Union, I Express my deep condolences to his family and friends, — said the ex-Premier of the unrecognized Donetsk people’s Republic. Can’t say that I knew him during the events of 2014, but nevertheless it was a person who made a significant contribution in the first stage of the formation of the LC”.
Borodai said that on behalf of the Union of volunteers of Donbass will advise the LC to perpetuate the memory of the first leader of the unrecognized Republic, putting the monument.
In April 2014 at a public gathering of residents of Lugansk Valery Bolotov was elected interim “people’s Governor” of Lugansk region. He participated in the armed seizure of the building of management of SBU in the Luhansk region, was one of the commanders of the “army of the Southeast”. 14 Aug 2014 resigned after being wounded. It has replaced on a post of the head LNR Igor Carpenter, and later signatories of the Minsk agreement.
Bolotov is a native of the city of Stakhanov in Luhansk region. He served in the Vitebsk airborne division, participated in the conflicts of 1989 and 1990 in Yerevan and Nagorno Karabakh, was Chairman of the Union of veterans of airborne troops in Luhansk region.
Last public interview with Bolotov took the Agency “Rosbalt”. In it former head of LC harshly criticized his successor, Carpenter, saying he was deprived of his post as a result of the conspiracy.