December 12, media of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republik” report that Pavel Dryomov, a chief of the Don group of Cossacks, was killed in a blast.
“According to preliminary information, the bomb exploded in the car with Dryomov and his driver,” – reported the so-called “Interior Ministry of LPR”, Joinfo.ua reports
“Interior Minister of LPR” Igor Cornet personally carries out investigative activities at the murder scene of the commander of the sixth separate motorized infantry Cossack Regiment of People’s Militia of LPR Colonel Pavel Dryomov”, – said “the minister deputy” Yuriy Govtvin.
He said that the bomb exploded at 13:20 December 12, 2015, while Dryomov and his driver where in the car on the way from Pervomaisk to Stakhanov.
He also said, that Dryomov died on the spot, the driver died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.
In turn, Luhansk activist Dmytro Snegiryov, speaking on the 112.ua TV channel, commented that Dryomov, most likely, have been killed by the order of the head of “LPR” Igor Plotnitsky.
According to the activist, Igor Plotnitsky organized it, “because Dryomov accused Plotnitsky and his entourage on corruption: on plundering of humanitarian aid, the illicit coal trade, stealing money from Russia’s aid. He was determined to uncompromisingly against Plotnitsky.” Despite public declaration of reconciliation, this accident shows that Plotnitsky does not forgive statements aimed at undermining his credibility within the “LPR” – said Snegiryov.
Snegirev suggested that after the removal of Dryomov his band will cease to exist.
“Dryomov was cementing personality, uniting the so-called “Don Cossacks”. With the death of the leader of the regiment it will cease to exist,” – he suggested.