Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the official position of Russia`s authorities does not coincide with feelings of glorification that filled Russian society in light of the Motorola `s murder in occupied Donetsk.
Early reported pro-Russian separatists’ warlord of ‘Sparta’ Motorola killed due to the bomb blast in the buildings elevator of his own house on 16th October. 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. Ukraine and the separatists accused each other of organizing the assassination.
The notes of sorrow in the Russian society towards the murder of Motorola were not shared by the official position of the Kremlin, thus Moscow is distancing itself from the stance, empathizing Motorola`s death.
Many Russian citizens supported the idea to award separatists' warlord Motorola posthumously, while Russia` officials have another opinion, nevertherless stressing that such sentiments among Russians is a sign of democratic society and everyone has a right to express his own vision on any issue.
‘The public opinion is quite responsive to various events, to the roles of different people. This is not an official Russian position, this is an attribute of an absolutely free, pluralistic society that either likes something or not', the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on the possibility of awarding the murdered combatant, according to Russian media.
Early militants vow revenge after Motorola`s death. Separatist`s leader of battalion ‘Somali' Givi promised to destroy the Ukrainian cities and chief of so called Donetsk People`s Republic Zakharchenko accused Ukraine of ‘declaring a war' by killing Motorola.
Dmitry Peskov considers such reaction of Donbas rebels as emotional and understands feelings of people who were closely connected with murdered Motorola.
When Peskov was asked whether Russia would react to Zakharchenko's statement, the spokesman said Moscow had ‘limited influence on the militants'.
‘But of course, none of that helps implement the Minsk agreements', Peskov said.