Donetsk, Oct 17 – DAN. Investigators of the Donetsk People’s Republic Interior Ministry and State Security Ministry have qualified the explosion in central Donetsk which killed DPR Hero Arsen Pavlov (code name Motorola) as an act of terrorism, the press service of the Republic’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.

“The investigation team of the Interior Ministry and the State Security Ministry views the case as an act of terror,” the press service said.

The two ministries are jointly investigating Pavlov’s murder. Preliminary findings indicate that the crime was masterminded by resident spies of Ukrainian special services operating in DPR.

On Sunday, Arsen Pavlov was killed in the blast of an explosive device planted in the hallway of the block of flats in central Donetsk where he lived.