About the Russian involvement in the death of the commander of the battalion “Somalia” Mikhail Tolstoy can’t be considered. The journalists said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“We absolutely and unambiguously exclude any [involvement], denying accusations of the Russian side about possible involvement, this may not be considered”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
He praised the event as an attempt to destabilize the situation in the East of Ukraine.
Earlier on Wednesday, February 8, operational command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic reported that the commander of the battalion “Somalia” with the Callsign “Givi” was killed in the attack.
The Prosecutor’s office DND stated that the murder Givi are Ukrainian security services, and the direct executor of the terrorist act are “subversive groups”.
In turn, the Ukrainian authorities also denied his possible involvement in the murder of Givi. “And they [the DNR] has to say? That they each other, sorry, urinate in the toilet? It’s clear that they need someone to blame,” — said Advisor to the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak.