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    Killing of DPR’s Military Leader by Ukrainian Forces Is Declaration of War

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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)

    Murder of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic military chief Arseny Pavlov known as Motorola allegedly committed by Ukrainian security forces is a violation of ceasefire in the eastern region of Donbass and a declaration of war, DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko said.

    DONETSK (Sputnik) – On Sunday, Pavlov’s death was confirmed by the DPR’s Defense Ministry as well as Ukrainian security forces. He is said to have been killed in a dwelling house but further details remain unknown.

    “As I understand, [Ukrainian President] Petro Poroshenko violated the ceasefire and declared us a war,” Zakharchenko told journalists late Sunday.

    Pavlov headed the DPR Sparta Battalion that took part in a number of battles during  the military conflict in Donbas.

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