The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, who was killed in 2018, turned out to be in the state voter register of Ukraine. The publication “Strana.ua” drew attention to this.
According to the registry, its polling station is located on Kolodin Street in Donetsk.
In addition to him, the commander of the Donetsk battalion “Somalia” Mikhail Tolstoy, who was known as Givi, who was killed in 2017, was found in the registry. He is on the list of voters in the city of Ilovaysk, of which he was a native.
It clarifies the publication, the birth or death certificates of people living in the territories of the self-proclaimed republics of the South-East of Ukraine, began to be taken into account only after the adoption of the law on the reintegration of Donbass. It was signed by the President of the country Petro Poroshenko on February 20, 2018. However, in order to register the birth or death of a Ukrainian citizen, residents of Donbass need to come to a state institution in the territories controlled by Kiev.
On March 30, 2018, the Tolstoy battalion commander was summoned to the Pavlograd City Court of the Dnipropetrovsk region. The court explained that the terrorism case is being investigated against him, and it cannot be closed, because the authorities have no documentary evidence of the death of the accused.
The head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, died as a result of an explosion in the Donetsk cafe "Separ" on August 31, 2018. An explosive device was laid in advance. The authorities of the republic soon after his death reported that the suspects in the organization of the assassination attempt were detained, one of them was an agent of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
Combat Mikhail Tolstykh was killed on February 8, 2017 in his office at the base of the Somalia battalion, which he commanded, not far from Donetsk. The investigation believes that a bomb was planted in the office. On February 9, 2018, Zakharchenko stated that the same people were involved in the death of Givi, who organized an attempt on the life of the commander of the Sparta battalion Arseny Pavlov (Motorola), who was killed in October 2016. Earlier, the Ministry of State Security of the DPR called the head of the counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Alexey Petrov the customer of these murders.