A Hero of the DPR, the commander of the "Somali" Independent Ilovaysk Guards Motor-rifle (assault) battalion, Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh died today. Without question, he was one of the strongest officers in the DPR army, and he was a symbol of the entire resistance. This is a difficult loss. After its failure near Avdeevka, the enemy is counting on this dastardly murder to break us. The most important thing right now is not to panic, but to strengthen our resolve and our cohesiveness. Givi will forever live in our hearts!
Russell Bentley "Texas" o zamachu na legendarnego dowódcę batalionu "Somali", pułkownika Michaiła Tołstych, pseduonim "Giwi".
Техас о гибели Гиви. ТВ СВ-ДНР Выпуск 664