I was deeply saddened to learn about the death of Arseny Pavlov. One of the most charismatic commanders lost his life in the tragedy that occurred in Donetsk tonight. This is a great loss for our Republic: we keep in our hearts pain and sorrow. Being fully devoted to his work, he gained respect and love of everyone who knew him and everyone who served under him.
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to his wife, family members, friends and comrades. At times like these it is highly important to feel support and sympathy. We mourn together with you.