The fact that notorious leader of illegal armed unit "Sparta" Arsen Pavlov, known as Motorola, has been murdered on 16th October due to the bomb blast in the buildings elevator of his own house is the main topic for newsmedia.
Officials on both sides proved that Motorola has been killed in occupied Donetsk, while militants blame Ukrainian sabotage-reconnaissance group in terror activity, resulted in the successful operation. Ukraine’s Security Service, the SBU, confirmed the fact of Motorola`s death, but Ukrainian side sees connectnion with internal purges inside occupational administration of Donbas.
Still it is hard to determine the real motives and to esteblish the exact picture of what was going on at that night.
According to the information, provided by the “republic’s defence ministry” and SBU, the bomb went off in an elevator of the house where Arsen Pavlov lived. At the moment of explosion Motorola with his bodyguard were in the epicenter and got injuries incompatible with life. The bomb had a homemade nature, the material of explosive has not been identified yet, but the power of blast partially destroyed the elevator.
Arsen Pavlov, known as Motorola, was born in Russia. In 2014 came to the occupied Donbas as head of the illegal armed unit ‘Sparta’. Previously, he claimed to have executed 15 prisoners of war, the soldiers of Ukraine’s armed forces.