Media: "The death of the Hero of the DPR Mikhail Tolstykh (callsign Givi) was the result of a shot from a rocket-propelled anti-personnel flame thrower Shmel. According to preliminary data of the Operational Command of the DPR, the murder was committed by the secret services of Ukraine. At the same time the Adviser to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak might be involved".
Media: "The head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko appealed to the public with a request to assist the recognition of representatives of the Ukrainian authorities as terrorists and their enrollment all over the world in connection with the death of the Hero of the DPR Mikhail Tolstykh (callsign Givi) and because of the incessant shelling of the DPR cities from the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine".
Media: "8, 9 and 10 February declared days of mourning by the Decree of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic in connection with the death of the Hero of the DPR Mikhail Tolstykh (callsign Givi)".
"The Deputy Commander of the Operational Command of the DPR" Eduard Basurin: "We became aware of the preparatory activities for mining of Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant by the Ukrainian military. Ecological and humanitarian catastrophe will happen in the Donbass in the case of blowing up of this plant. In other words, it will be the use of chemical weapons against the population. This is a real planned terrorist attack".
Media: "First Deputy Minister of Justice of the LPR Vitaly Sedykh and Deputy Minister of Justice Svetlana Sidorenko presented the first issue of the "Legal Republic" collection today in Luhansk. The collection is a periodic printed publication and is aimed at informing all the interested parties, citizens of the Republic who care about the state of the legal and regulatory framework, legal work and issues in the field of the legal education and work of specialists in the field of law".