The commander of the “Somali” battalion of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Mikhail Tolstykh, was killed in a terrorist attack, DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko confirmed Wednesday.




The senior Donbass militia commander was killed earlier in the day being shot from a flamethrower, according to preliminary information.


“A preliminary version showed it was a terrorist attack, investigators are establishing those guilty,” Zakharchenko told reporters.