Sniper of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) Yaroslav (call SKAT) said that the commander of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Mikhail Tolstoy (call Givi) was a talented commander. He said this in an interview Online.ua.
"Givi — it was a warrior. When we have twice knocked out their tanks, Givi shouted: pull out the crew, tanks do not care! He was a strategist, I can tell you! He waited a pause. In his unit "Somali" even the infantry were quite correct," — said the soldier.
He added that people should not be mocked captured Ukrainians. "Man, captured when it is fed with pieces or cuts flag, inside crying from happiness. Because he knows that he can cut in pieces the leg. Or arm. But Givi never participated," said the sniper.
10 March, the Minister of state security of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR), Leonid beekeeper said, that the murder was planned Thick in the Department of counterintelligence of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the direct perpetrators were the soldiers of the 8th regiment of special forces of the APU.
Mikhail Tolstoy was killed February 8 at his office on the basis of the battalion "Somalia" near Donetsk. The source said "the Tape.ru" that the premises were fired from rocket thrower "bumblebee". Later in the investigation, a version of laying in the premises of an explosive device.
In January 2015, the soldiers of the Ukrainian army after heavy shelling of Donetsk attempted to storm the city, but were surrounded. The militia brought them to the place of death of civilians, to show them the results of their shelling. After that, Givi cut the APU Colonel Oleg Kuzminykh and shoulder straps made him chew them.
Tolstoy was one of the most famous commanders of the militia of Donbass. At the head of the "Somali", he participated in the battles for Slavyansk, Ilovaisk, Donetsk airport.