This just in: Pavel Gubarev, has been kidnapped by nazis in Kiev. He has been very vocal against nazis. His wife, literately 15 mins ago has said following:
If in Kiev they think that by isolating my husband from people of Donbas they will prevent people from following him, they are wrong! right before he got arrested Pavel told me to be strong and that we will win. I’ve always trusted my husband, the father of my children. This righteous and strong man. Therefore, i’m ready to take this burden upon myself, responsibility in front of my people that he had carried and I want for the self-proclaimed government to hear us. I’m ready for the time being to be a leader until my husband is released, and he’ll be back in our lines of people.
Don’t look at me as a woman. I’m a mother of Pavel’s three kids. But most importantly i’m Russian. RUSSIAN WOMEN IN TOUGH TIMES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RIGHT BESIDE THEIR HUSBANDS.
I’m telling you, me and my kids are in Russia now. We are safe. Our friends took us and gave us everything we need. I always new that Russians help each other in tough times. Right now my husband who is a governor of Donetsk is in all news channels. alongside of news of support of our Russian speaking people and thier repressions, and nazi government.
I can assure you, RUSSIA IS WITH YOU, PEOPLE OF RUSSIA IS WITH YOU!
Therefore, as a temporary leader of Donbas, in this difficult moment, I call for everyone to be united, don’t be pessimistic, believe in the words that Pavel told me before he got kidnapped: “VICTORY WILL BE OURS”.
Further plan of actions of Ukrainian Donbas will be anounced soon”
update: Pavel has been found.