Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko claimed that the name of paymaster is known. Speaking at a press-conference he explained that investigation will allow to find out performer as well and promised that there will be no mercy.
Meanwhile the supposed killers released a video on YouTube where people in masks claim that they 'liquidated a well-known terrorist Motorola' and define Zakharchenko and Plotnitskiy as the following ones, using the Nazi salute.
Arsen Pavlov was already attempted in June. At the time nobody got injured. Pavlov became known as a participant of combat action at Slavyansk in 2014. Later he took part in battles for Ilovaysk, the Donetsk airport and in the Debaltsevo region. He was awarded with the Cross of Saint George for distinction in combat.