Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda / Article by Aleksandr Kots
Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf

mot0 Militiaman Motorola at the military parade in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

A legendary commander of the Novorossiya Militia, Arsen Pavlov, has been murdered in a terrorist act.

It was impossible to believe. The Ukrainian mass media had so frequently dug the proverbial grave for one of the most experienced and decorated commanders of the Donetsk Militia, that I took yet another report of his death to be one more instance of journalistic fraud.

Something exploded near my home, closer to Motorola’s,” a journalist whom I know (who lives next door to Arsen Pavlov) wrote to me. “They’ve brought an APC, ambulances, police cars…”

I dialled Motorola’s phone numbers, but he did not answer any of them. A source in the Donetsk People’s Republic’s Ministry…

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