There’s a truth in those false reports of Givi’s being killed or wounded: with them Kiev admits the bombardment

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Звезда June 15, 2015

Translated from Russian by Tom Winter

The DNI denies that “Givi” has been wounded: They bury him for the eighth time

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A DNR spokesman in an interview with TV channel Звезда (“Star”) denied media reports about Givi (the nickname of battalion commander DNI “Somalia” Mikhail Tolstoy) being wounded. 

Earlier, some media reported that “Givi” was injured by a projectile that hit the headquarters of the Ukrainian militia in the region of Donetsk airport.

“I sat next to him, chatted with him; we talked. They’re burying him for the seventh or eighth time. I spoke with him at the headquarters an hour ago – he was alive and healthy. This is all done to excite the public, “- deputy corps commander Eduard Basurin DNI told the TV channel Звезда.

Basurin added that such false reports of the Ukrainian media, which tend to be the primary source of “fakes,” put their authors in a bad light. Yet these fake reports have some truth: to spread them, Kiev has to admit that in spite of Minsk II, they are bombarding the militia.

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