Funeral of Commander "Givi" brings together 55 thousand people in Donetsk City

Mourning actions commemorating the Hero of the DPR, the commander of the Somalia battalion Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh (call-name "Givi") who had perished as a result of the terrorist attack on February 8, brought together some 55 thousand people in the center of Donetsk this day, reported the press service of administration of the Republic's Head.
"Today the Republic is bidding farewell to the DPR Hero Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh who was killed by the terrorist act. About 55 thousand people came to make farewells to the commander of Somalia battalion," stated the press service representative.
The legendary battalion commander perished in the morning on February 8. The explosion was caused by a man-portable rocket-launcher Shmel. According to data of the DPR Operational Command, the murder was committed by intelligence agencies of Ukraine. At that the adviser to the Interior Minister of Ukraine, Zoryan Shkiryak could be involved in this crime. Later the Republic's General Proscutor's Office initiated criminal proceedings on the terrorist attack.
DONi News Agency
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