October 19, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski –
The ex-minister of defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov, under whose leadership Arsen Pavlov (“Motorola)” originally served, has voiced his theory of the reasons for the murder of the legendary commander of the Sparta battalion. Here is his statement in full:
“Regarding the theories on Arsen’s murder:
First of all, according to reports at hand, the explosive device was placed not in the elevator shaft, but in the garbage disposal. But this is not factual given that the destruction was quite large. One of Arsen’s guards died with him.
Furthermore, I am so far inclined to the theory that this really was a terrorist attack by a Ukro sabotage and reconnaissance group or the underground. Because Arsen never fought for power, was totally loyal to Mr. Zakharchenko, did not climb into politics and by and large did not interfere with anyone. But the Ukro’s hated him so sincerely to the point that they squealed like pigs.
After all, disregarding Semenovka, he is, in the Ukrainians’ eyes, the ‘main culprit’ for the cyborgs’ defeat in the airport plus he played a significant role in storming Uglegorsk, which served as the starting point for their encirclement and taking of Debaltsevo.
Now the Ukro media is howling that ‘Moscow has eliminated another popular commander’ and this is profitable for them in order to additionally demoralize the militia.
I also don’t see any serious criminal reasons for his elimination. The attack was too well organized and accurately carried out to be mere personal revenge. This speaks to the high qualification of its perpetrators.”