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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Plotnitsky sez Attack on Mozgovoi was an Attack on All of Us

00 I V Plotnitsky. lnr. lugansk pr 01. 23.05.15


Tonight, A B Mozgovoi, commander of the 4 Territorial Defence Battalion (4 BTO) of the LNR Peoples Armed Forces (LNR NM), died in an attack by junta terrorists on the Perevalsk-Lugansk road in Alchevsk Raion. Tentative information suggests that an IED blew up in front of or under Mozgovoi’s vehicle, then, the militants fired machine guns. Provisionally, we believe that there were seven victims in the attack.

Today, LNR Chairman of the Government I V Plotnitsky told us, “The attack on A B Mozgovoi and his companions was an attack on all of us, on the people that protect the LNR’s right to exist. I grieve with all who knew Aleksei Borisovich, and who were his close associates. I had different views from his on political matters, but in fighting for the LNR, we stood shoulder to shoulder. Mozgovoi’s death is only beneficial for the Kiev junta; instead of moving towards peace in the framework of the Minsk accords, they seek to undermine political stability in our republics and push us on a shaky path, leading us to a new escalation of the military conflict. I order the Genprokuratura, the MVD, and LNR NM to special care in searching for those who carried out this assassination”.

Earlier, there were repeated attempts on Mozgovoi’s life. After the last attempt, at the end of March, Mozgovoi said that it was a provocation aimed at destabilising the LNR. In early April, the LNR NM raised 4 Territorial Defence Battalion using Mozgovoi’s Prizraka (Ghost) Mechanised Brigade as the cadre of the unit. This reorganisation was based on the law “On the Territorial Defence of the LNR”, signed by Chairman Plotnitsky on 7 March 2015.

23 May 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



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