A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Moscow has influence on the "Donbas representatives."
“Of course, Russia has influence on the representatives of the Donbas, but this influence is not unlimited,” Peskov said.
The press secretary for the President of the Russian Federation responded to the question, whether to wait for the reaction from Moscow to the words of the leader of "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko, who considers the killing of Motorola, a member of the terrorist organization, as a declaration of war. According to Peskov, such an emotional reaction of the "Donbas representatives" to the Motorola’s death is quite understandable.
October 16, an improvised explosive device detonated in the elevator of the house where Arsen Pavlov, aka Motorola lived. The militant was at this point in the epicenter of the explosion and has been fatally wounded.