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.

 

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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.