I still cannot believe that Arsen Pavlov is no longer with us. I am in a deep grief over the unbearable loss of such a brave and sincere man, a distinguished commander, and my friend.
Arsen and his battalion “Sparta” have always fought in “hot spots”. In all battles, he strived for victory. He never gave up his principles; he always followed through and kept his promises. His courage and allegiance to the Republic won the hearts of residents of our Motherland.
I would like to share my condolences to family and friends of Arsen Pavlov and express my gratitude to his comrades for their dedication to the cause. He was a worthy son of his Motherland and a good example for many. The memory of the defender of Donbass will forever be in our hearts. The Republic shares your grief.