Today in Donetsk at the cemetery of the “Donetsk sea” was held a mourning ceremony dedicated to the memory of Mikhail Tolstykh “Givi”, the famous commander of the battalion DND “Somalia”, who died two years ago in a terrorist attack, the correspondent “Politnavigator”.
Mikhail Tolstoy one of the first to enlist in the militia. He participated in the defense of Slavyansk, the battle for Ilovaisk, Donetsk airport, and many others. To come to the defense of his native city and of streets on which he grew up, was for him a matter of honor.
Attending the event, head of the Donetsk national Republic Denis Pushilin stressed that despite the murder of the legendary commander, the enemy failed to break the will to resist of the people of the Republic.
“Givi – a legend, legends never die! Any terrorist act implies a desire to suppress the will, to break, and it was hoped the enemy, but he was wrong, we become stronger. Glorious banner of “Somalia” in many battles picked up by a trusted battle-brothers, for whom, as for many of us, Givi is really an example to follow. We will never forget the hero, his name is forever inscribed in the “Book of Memory” Donetsk national Republic”, – he said.
“Givi lived a short but decent role model for our young generation life. His parents raised Michael on historical patterns of our ancestors. Indeed, from the earliest days of Misha defended our land. I thank the parents for the fact that since childhood they have invested in him that would allow him to become a man, and an example to all others to give their lives for each life of us”, – said the leader of the “Donetsk Republic” in the people’s Council DND Valery Skorohodov.
In conclusion, the honor guard fired three shots in the overcast sky, and everyone laid flowers at the tomb of the legendary commander.