Mikhail "Givi" Tolstikh was buried on Friday next to his brother in arms, Arsen "Motorola" Pavlov, in Donetsk People's Republic.
"He will remain alive for us, for his work remains in our hearts, and while we continue it, and we will continue his work, he will live. I will hold my promise to you, I’ll make all that is possible, so our battalion could exist and work, as you taught us. Rest in peace," said the soldier.
"Look, one man lies there, the second man lies there, how many more will lie? Fellows! Your death was not in vain," said Alexander Zakharchenko, the DPR Head.
"Your death found you, not on the battlefield. They are afraid of us and kill us underhand because those bastards cannot kill us in the fight. They have no strength, no courage; they have no wit, no common sense. And let the sorrow come to the houses of all those who came to us and caused the pain.
In the memory of Tolstikh Mikhail Sergeevich, 19.07.1980 – 08.02.2017.
DONi News Agency
Video: DPR Ministry of Information, 10.2.2017