DONETSK (Sputnik) — The senior Donbass militia commander was killed earlier in the day being shot from a flamethrower, according to preliminary information.
"A preliminary version showed it was a terrorist attack, investigators are establishing those guilty," Zakharchenko told reporters.
This is not the first killing of a Donbass militia commander not during battle. On October 16, a blast in an elevator killed a prominent commander of the Donetsk People's Republic colonel Arseniy Pavlov (call sign Motorola). The Donetsk authorities accused Kiev of masterminding the murder.