Novorossiya, Western Intervention

Motorola: Symbol of Donbass – Kristina Melnikova

Death of Symbol of Donbass’s Resistance
Will Not Shake Its Faith in Victory
By Kristina Melnikova
October 18, 2016
Posted Quemado Institute
October 19, 2016

slavoct19-16gAssassination of the hero of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Commander of the Sparta Battalion Arsen Pavlov (Motorola) has become one of the worst news for Donbass so far. Motorola enjoyed respect of both the people and the comrades-in-arms. He was not only a fearless and charismatic fighter (there are lots of such fighters in Novorossiya) but also the face of the whole resistance. And now that Donbass is mourning for him, it is mourning for all defenders dying in this endless war every day.

Well-known leader of self-defense forces, Igor Strelkov’s comrade Yevgeny “Prapor” Skripnik has told EADaily about Motorola and has explained why he is one of the symbols of Donbass.

“I knew Motorola before we came here (Donbass – EADaily). He was an ordinary fighter. In Slavyansk, he was just like all the others. But there was something striking about him… He showed his worth when we were fighting a group of the Right Sector (banned in Russia – EADaily) in Semyonovka. There he organized a group and managed to throw the enemy back. He was very brave. One of the reasons he became so popular is that he was very active and was not afraid of mass media. He became most popular after the fights for Ilovaysk and the airport. He was the first who entered the territory of the airport and stayed there. He used any chance to attack the enemy. His advantage in this civil war – a war where the fighters are mostly soft ordinary people – was that he was very pushy and tough and always ready to attack,” Prapor said.

“In Ukraine, they kept reporting his death and kept attempting his life. He was an icon not only for his own men but also for the enemy. The Ukrainians were afraid of him because he was a picture of the invincible and persistent Russian character. This is why they hated him. He was lucky and daring. He had a family and his own battalion,” Prapor said.

He doubts that the authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic will revenge for Motorola’s death even though the official statements were very tough. The leader of the republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the murder was a declaration of war and warned Ukraine’s National Security Service and Intelligence that they would answer for it.

“Zakharchenko has made lots of such promises and have broken them. Once you promise something, you must keep it and if you just talk, you better keep silence,” Prapor said.

“People in Donetsk are mourning for Motorola. But this is war, where people are dying every single day. Just a day before yesterday, two our intelligence officers were killed in the south. Tomorrow there will unfortunately be others,” Prapor said.

According to military correspondent from Donetsk Marina Kharkova, Motorola’s death was very painful news for the locals. “Even though he was not from Donbass, he was already a native to the locals and his spirit inspired them,” she said.

“Motorola was one of the brightest symbols of the resistance. He fought in the most dangerous places – near Ilovaysk, near the airport, in Debaltsevo. Wherever there was a critical situation, he and his men were there. He was a natural born fighter. He was very daring but also sensible, very charming and sincere. He was a legend in Donbass. When he decided to settle down and marry in Donbass, he became part of us. His death has become a blow for us. They have killed a man who symbolized our dream of victory. He was a brave commander. And his death was like ‘stubbing us in the back.” The enemies are happy as they really hated him. There are lots of versions who might have killed Motorola but the fact is that he is dead. This is a big loss for our resistance, for his family and for our republic,” Kharkova said.

“The killing of a popular commander at home has generated lots of questions: Why are our commanders being killed, while Ukrainian criminals are safe and happy? What is already known about the killings of other commanders, like Zarya, Mozgovoy and Dryomov? The authorities are not answering these questions and have not publicly punished any raider so far. As a result, people are losing their confidence in them,” Kharkova said.

She is sure that it is the duty of the DPR police and special services to disclose Pavlov’s murder just like all the other big murders recorded so far. She does not expect very tough reaction from the Donetsk authorities now that they are committed to meet their Minsk obligations.

“Our law enforces and special services perfectly know how important it is to find those who killed our commanders. But we should not expect any tough reaction as our authorities persist in their policy to pacify the aggressor. I can’t say how many people will yet fall victim to this policy. But for the time being the reality has nothing to do with either our wishes or our abilities. This is my personal opinion, the opinion of an ordinary Donetsk resident,” Kharkova said.

Former Defense Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the leader of the All-Russian National Movement Igor Strelkov was Motorola’s commander, when he just started his combat career in Donbass. “Once we decided to defend Donbass, we began recruiting the most efficient, reliable and disciplined men, and Motorola was one of them. When I said that it might be a road to nowhere, that we might be forced to act like guerillas with no home front and supplies, his eyes gleamed with enthusiasm. I asked him about his past. It turned out that he also fought in Chechnya – he was in Dyshne-Vedeno, while I was in Tsa-Vedeno. I saw he was a pro and a big enthusiast. He was in the vanguard in Semyonovka. He was not just brave but also very smart. At that time, in the face of a much bigger Ukrainian army, we spread a myth about a Russian special purpose force fighting against the Ukrainians even though in reality it was a group of poorly armed and unexperienced self-defenders. It was then that Motorola made up a stratagem about ‘300 Chechen commandos’ in Semyonovka. In order to make the Ukrainians believe that myth, he used public-address system to make recorded Muslim prayers heard to them,” Strelkov said.

When asked what the death of Motorola meant for Donbass, he said that Motorola enjoyed general respect but his death would not shake the self-defenders’ faith in victory.

“I can’t say what kind of a blow it was. I didn’t see Motorola since my resignation and I can’t say how much popular he was. He did a lot for our struggle to begin. And his death was bad news to me. I respected him. But for professional soldiers, who are used to fight, the death of a comrade – even a very popular one – is not a demotivator. Motorola’s death will hardly shake our persistence. The main thing here is that for the real fighters, for those who is fighting for an idea rather than money, it is very unpleasant to see certain rascals being alive and enjoying high offices, while honest people are dying – and the worst thing is that some of them are dying not in battlefields but at home,” Strelkov said.

He blames the Ukrainian side for Motorola’s death. “But the organizers and the executors might well have supporters in our republic – some traitors and spies. Ukraine’s special services and Nazis were keen to see him dead as they hated him very much. But the problem here is that we have no true counterintelligence in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Yes, the act was perfectly organized and executed. It was not some personal revenge. Even if there were some accomplices from Donetsk, they served the interests of the Ukrainian side,” Strelkov said.

“This crime has proved once again that you can’t be in dialogue with the Ukrainians and that they understand only the language of force. Hundreds and even thousands of such honest Russian people have already died. Motorola was one of them. Just a few days ago we lost Chelyab and Serb. I knew them. They also were excellent men. Why aren’t we talking about them so much? Yes, Motorola was more popular but he was just one of many. His death has proved once again that there can be no dialogue with Kyiv. I can’t say what conclusions our authorities will draw. It’s like they are soaring somewhere in space,” Strelkov said.

As EADaily reported earlier, Arseniy Pavlov (Motorola) was killed on Oct 16 by a bomb that blew up in the elevator of his apartment house. Motorola had a wife and two little children. Also in the elevator was Motorola’s comrade-in-arms, Yevgeny Gadlia (Goga). According to Kharkova, Goga joined the resistance movement in 2014 and fought in Slavyansk and Ilovaysk together with Motorola. The police say that it was a terrorist act organized by Ukraine’s special services. The Donetsk authorities are of the same opinion.


Strelkov: Ukrainian terrorists killed Motorola

Translated by J. Arnoldski
Fort Russ
October 19, 2016

Igor Strelkov, Motorola

Igor Strelkov, Motorola

The ex-minister of defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov, under whose leadership Arsen Pavlov (“Motorola)” originally served, has voiced his theory of the reasons for the murder of the legendary commander of the Sparta battalion. Here is his statement in full:

“Regarding the theories on Arsen’s murder:

First of all, according to reports at hand, the explosive device was placed not in the elevator shaft, but in the garbage disposal. But this is not factual given that the destruction was quite large. One of Arsen’s guards died with him.

Furthermore, I am so far inclined to the theory that this really was a terrorist attack by a Ukro sabotage and reconnaissance group or the underground. Because Arsen never fought for power, was totally loyal to Mr. Zakharchenko, did not climb into politics and by and large did not interfere with anyone. But the Ukro’s hated him so sincerely to the point that they squealed like pigs.

After all, disregarding Semenovka, he is, in the Ukrainians’ eyes, the ‘main culprit’ for the cyborgs’ defeat in the airport plus he played a significant role in storming Uglegorsk, which served as the starting point for their encirclement and taking of Debaltsevo.

Now the Ukro media is howling that ‘Moscow has eliminated another popular commander’ and this is profitable for them in order to additionally demoralize the militia. I also don’t see any serious criminal reasons for his elimination. The attack was too well organized and accurately carried out to be mere personal revenge. This speaks to the high qualification of its perpetrators.”


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Quemado Institute Editorial

Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan: A Sales Pitch for Elitist Rubbish - Commentaries by Marwin Bishara and Karl Pomeroy - January 29, 2020

Quemado Institute Editorial

Deep State Treason, Trump's Foreign Policy and the Warless World - Impeachment Inquiry: A Question of Who Should Be Running the Show - By Sharyl Attkisson of The Hill - Conclusion by Karl Pomeroy - December 8, 2019


Transcript: Assad's Historic Interview on US, Russian, Turkish and Israeli Roles in Syria - Oct 31, 2019 - "As for Trump, he is the best American President, not because his policies are good, but because he is the most transparent president." -- Bashar al-Assad

Quemado Institute Reports

BOLIVIA COUP: U.S. Regime Change Operations Explained - By 21stCenturyWireTV - November 11, 2019

Quemado Institute Reports

Rightful President Evo Morales Forced to Flee Bolivia - Truth about the Bolivian Election - By Anthos Helpa - November 13, 2019

Censorship Page

Assange Lawyers’ Links to US Government and Bill Browder Raises Questions - The network of lawyers in conflicting roles in Browder, Assange and US government cases - By Lucy Komisar - Off-Guardian - November 8, 2019

Quemado Institute Editorial

Trump Works for Peace Despite US-UK Globalist Tyranny - Commentaries by Matthew Ehret and Tim Kirby - Strategic Culture Foundation - May 28, 2019

New Directions

VIDEO:.Greta Thunberg in Stockholm November 2018: The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change -

Syria Page

VIDEO: Assad from Idlib frontline: Erdogan is a thief and a slave to the US (Subtitles) - Syriana Analysis - October 22, 2019

Censorship Page

VIDEO - UNREAL: Facebook Encouraged Users To MURDER Conservatives - By Laura Loomer - July 12, 2019

Quemado Institute Editorial

Venezuela in Crisis: Is Maduro the People's Choice? - By Karl Pomeroy - May 10, 2019

Quemado Institute Editorial

UK Deep State, Canadian FM Chrystia Freeland, and New World Order Decay - The Strange Case of Chrystia Freeland and the Failure of the ‘Super Elite’ - by Matthew Ehret - Strategic Culture Foundation - May 16, 2019

Quemado Institute Editorial

Julian Assange Arrest: Why the Global Elite Implements Censorship - Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth - By Robert J. Burrowes - Information Clearing House - April 20, 2019

Quemado Institute Editorial

Assange Prosecution: Specter of Doom or Beacon of Hope? Opinions of Caitlin Johnstone and Robert Bridge - The End of Truth . . . Or Is It? - April 24, 2019

Quemado Institute Reports

The Hub of World Evil: The British Deep State - By Harun Yahya - - May 16, 2019

Opinion Page

Liberalism's Hypocrisy: A Case Study of American Senator Bernie Sanders - By Alexander Azadgan - - May 16, 2019

Quemado Institute World

Is 5G Technology a Mass Public Health Experiment? - The IFit Zone - April 28, 2019

Quemado Institute Reports

Do you really want to know who runs the world? - The global elite march in four essential columns - State of the Nation - April 26, 2019

Quemado Institute Opinion

Perennial Persecution of Russia: Gun Activist Maria Butina Sentenced to 18 Months for No Crime Because She’s Russian - State of the Nation - April 28, 2019

News From Novorossiya

Volodimir Zelensky, Ukraine President-elect - Contrasting views from Fort Russ and Essence of Time - April 28, 2019

Quemado institute World

(Click image then scroll) Wireless Industry Confesses: “No Studies Show 5G is Safe” - State of the Nation - April 28, 2019

Quemado Institute Opinion

Jared Kushner, Not Maria Butina, Is America’s Real Foreign Agent - News Front - April 26, 2019

Quemado Institute World

-- (Click then scroll to title) -- 5G APOCALYPSE - THE EXTINCTION EVENT - Full-length Video by Sacha Stone - The most urgent issue facing man today is the imminent onslaught of 5G technology. - March 23, 2019

Quemado Institute Reports

(Click then scroll to title.) Notre Dame Fire an Elitist Plot? - The Back Story You Won’t Even Read in the Alt Media - By Robert Steele - State of the Nation - April 16, 2019

Quemado Institute World

5G Technology Not for Arizona - Open Letter to the Arizona State Government - (Image: Stealth 5G cell tower, Tucson Arizona) - April 14, 2019

News from Novorossiya

Tuesday November 27, 2018 - Breaking News from DONETSK and LUGANSK Today

Quemado Institute Culture

Puccini's Most Beautiful Aria - Adriana Martino sings "Quando men vo", Scala, 1965 - From the 1965 movie production of the opera La Boheme, directed by renowned Italian film-maker Franco Zefirelli, under the musical direction of Herbert Von Karajan.

Quemado Institute Modern Physics

Diffusion Gravity and the Quantum Vacuum: Can Virtual Particles Act as Mediators? - Diffusion Gravity: An Heuristic Approach - by DH Fulton - March 30, 2019

Quemado Journal of Gravitational Physics Official Website Link

Investigations in nonstandard theories of gravity and cosmology.

Quemado Institute Editorial

Yellow Vest Protests: France Rejects New World Order Globalists - People Demand Nationalism, Exit from EU, and the Ousting of Ex-Rothschild Banker Emanual Macron - By Karl Pomeroy - December 14, 2018

News from Novorossiya

EVIDENCE: Kerch Incident Was Planned Provocation – Pretext for US Aid, Martial Law, War in Donbass - 21st Century Wire - November 26, 2018

Quemado Institute – World

(Click then scroll to title.) The Catastrophic Consequences Of Climate Engineering - By Dane Wigington - - January 17, 2019

New Directions

Tune in with Life - Burton Backcountry Snowboarding - VIDEO - This magnificent snowboarding episode takes you to the deep mountains of British Columbia, Switzerland and beyond - January 27, 2019

Quemado Institute Opinion

Must View VIDEOS of California Firestorm Analysis: California Fires and the Fallout of the Purposeful Destruction of a State - State of the Nation - November 27, 2018

News from Novorossiya

Editorial on Donbass Elections, Donetsk Leadership and Quemado Institute Future Coverage / By Karl Pomeroy, Quemado Institute Chief Editor / Quemado Institute / November 4, 2018

Quemado Institute World

We Told You That Once The Establishment Silenced Assange, The Rest Of The Media Would Be Next: We Were Right - By Elizabeth Vos - Disobedient Media - August 17, 2018

New Directions

Peace Park 2014 – Awesome(!) - Snowboarding VIDEO - January 27, 2019 - Individualism+Creativity=Joy

Quemado Institute Report

Quagmire Gets Deeper as Globalists Push for War – Finian Cunningham, James George Jatras, Brian Cloughley - Strategic Culture Foundation - August 13, 2018

Quemado Institute Opinion

Freedom of speech in the United States was finally strangled. Who is next? -By Andrey Afanasyev - - August 17, 2018

Quemado Institute World

Julian Assange in Immense Danger - James Cogan - May 14, 2018 - Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Assange

News from Novorossiya

"There is every reason to believe Kiev regime behind Zakharchenko’s murder." -- Maria Zakharova on the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko - TASS - August 31, 2018

Day of Sorrow August 31 2018

Donetsk People’s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko, one of the greatest of world leaders, was assassinated today, August 31, 2018, no doubt by Ukrainian saboteurs. He gave his life willingly for the freedom of his country. Let us know he has not died in vain.

For those who mourn the death of DPR President Alexander Zakharchenko, there is some consolation to be found in the comment section at The Saker.


News from Novorossiya

Ukrainian forces shell DPR with two dozen rounds over past 24 hours – JCCC / Thursday, March 8, 2018

Quemado Institute World

Does S400 Make F35 Obsolete? Full Analysis by Defense Updates - The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II which is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters is undergoing final testing by the United States.

Quemado Institute Report

Syria Strike Fails: US, Britain, France Bomb Damascus Friday April 13 2018 - By Kennedy Applebaum - Based on as-it-happened on-site reports by Twitter source AJSB

Quemado Institute Modern Physics

Quantum Theory of Gravitation - by Vasily Yanchilin - Posted April 12, 2018 - A fascinating new approach to gravity and cosmology, this film is about The Quantum Theory of Gravitation discovered by Russian scientist Vasily Yanchilin.

Quemado Institute Culture Page

Reinhold Messner - World's Greatest Mountaineer - VIDEO Interview set in the Italian Alps

News from Novorossiya

Donbass News - Full Report - December 24, 2017 - SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION

Quemado Institute Syria Page

US supports Kurds in Syria: Turks react - By Mehmet Ersoy - January 27, 2018 - The Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria started five days ago. Five days ago the Afrin region became a possible hotbed of a full-scale . . . CLICK TO READ MORE>>

News from Novorossiya

Kiev launches over 1,200 shells on DPR territory in 24 hours - JCCC - DONi News - November 26, 2017 - The Ukrainian army launched more than 1,200 shells on the front-line localities of the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours . . . Click image for more>>

Quemado Institute Editorial

New Lugansk Leadership Offers Hope For Donbass Unity - Eduard Popov - Introduction - LPR Presidential Transition: The Dark Side and the Light Side - By Kennedy Applebaum - Lugansk after the Coup: Towards a Unified Donbass People's Republic? - By Eduard Popov - Fort Russ - November 26, 2017

Quemado institute Syria Page

Russian special forces repel US-planned attack in Syria, denounce USA and issue a stark warning By The Saker - September 21, 2017

Quemado Institute Opinion

(Click then scroll to title.) VIDEO - CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose the Shadow Government - September 7, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Cataclysm of Planetary Decline: Are Insects Facing Extinction? Apocalyptic Forewarning - By Karl Pomeroy - Quemado Institute - August 30, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Afghanistan Escalation: Full Analysis by Quemado Institute - Donald Trump and the War of the Imperial West - By Karl Pomeroy - August 26, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Google Censorship Under Scrutiny – By Claire Connelly - With introduction by Quemado Institute - Revised September 4, 2017

Novorossiya Daily Sun -Official Website Link-

Official Link To Quemado Institute's Dedicated Donbass News Site

Follow Quemado Institute on



Recent Posts

Censorship Looms Over European Union

Quemado Institute editor Karl Pomeroy received a legal threat today in response to a comment he posted on the Russia Insider website about the rise of the R********d banking family. The comment did not mention race, but was of historical content. The threatener accused Karl of “spreading Nazi propaganda,” then repeated the full text of the German Criminal Code Section 130, which outlaws inciting “hatred against a national, racial, religious group or a group defined by their ethnic origins,” which Karl’s comment did not do. A similar law, it was claimed, is now in force in 11 other European countries and carries a penalty of up to five years. The wording of the law is so vague, it could be applied to any criticism of those in power. If a political analyst can accidentally “violate” this totalitarian decree, there is no freedom of speech or press in Europe.

%d bloggers like this: