LUHANSK (QHA) -

The former leader of the Luhansk People`s Republic terrorists Ihor Plotnitsky after the so- called resignation is in the pre-trial detention center No. 1 of St. Petersburg, which is also known as the Crosses, the representative of militants Vladlen Zaruba stated on February 21. 

He is sure that because of Plotnitsky's testimony, the director general of the Industrial Union of Donbas Corporation Oleh Mkrtchan was arrested in Russia.

According to Zaruba, Russia financed the so-called LPR through Mkrtchan as well.

Previously QHA reported, that the motorcade with the leader of the "LPR" left the territory of Luhansk, controlled by the militants. Iryna Teizman, the “Head of the Administration”, earlier accused of the coup attempting, accompanied Plotnytskyi, as well as Anastasia Shurkayeva, the “Head of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the "LPR".

Earlier, Plotnitsky signed a decree on introducing a state of emergency in the region. Before that, he was blocked in the basement of the administration building in Luhansk. Reportedly, Plotnitsky lost the struggle for power in Luhansk to opponents from the Donetsk People`s Republic.

QHA