Debaltsevo, Nov 2 – DAN. DPR authorities are to identify SBU officers suspected as masterminds in the Republic's Hero Motorola'a (Arseniy Pavlov) assassination, DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko announced on Wednesday.

"The investigation is ongoing. We are ready to identify Security Service of the Ukraine (SBU) officers who plotted the attack (on Pavlov). I will announce (the names) soon. I hope we arrest them," he said.

Arseniy Pavlov was killed on October, 16th in the blast of an explosive device planted in the hallway of the block of flats in central Donetsk where he lived. Investigation is led by the DPR Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of State Security. The attack was qualified as an act of terrorism.