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30 November 2017, 18:26

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Colonel Anaschenko’s killers planned to assassinate DPR head - Kornet

LUGANSK, November 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukrainian commandos complicit in the murder of LPR People’s Militia chief Oleg Anaschenko planned to assassinate DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko, LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet told Lugansk 24 television channel on Thursday.

“Part of the (commando) team who escaped from us were detained by our Donetsk colleagues during attempted assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko,” Kornet said.

Colonel Anaschenko was killed in a car blast in Lugansk on February 4.  The case was opened under a criminal code article on terrorism and investigated by LPR State Security Ministry (MGB).

Leonid Pasechnik, who was State Security Minister at the time, said that MGB, together with the Interior Ministry, had uncovered a saboteur network which comprised several commando teams operating in the republic.

The detained commandos assigned to Special Operations Forces 8th regiment confessed to perpetrating acts of terror in LPR, DPR and Russia. Their crimes included the assasinations of Anaschenko and DPR Somali and Sparta battalion commanders Mikhail Tolstykh best known as “Givi” and Arsen Pavlov (call sign “Motorola”).

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 November — Lugansk