Mikhail Tolstykh

Please add an image!
Birth Date:
19.07.1980
Death date:
08.02.2017
Burial date:
10.02.2017
Patronymic:
Sergeyevich
Person's maiden name:
Михаил Сергеевич Толстых
Extra names:
Гиви, Giwi, Givi
Categories:
Criminal, Terrorist, Victim of Ukraine events 2014-17, opponent of integrity of Ukraine
Cemetery:
Set cemetery

Mikhail Sergeyevich Tolstykh, better known by his callsign Givi (Ги́ви), is a commander in the pro-Russian "Somalia Battalion" (Russian: Батальон Сомали) in the War in Donbass. In an online interview, Givi claimed that he is from Ilovaisk and served in the Ukrainian Army from 1998 to 2000 before working at a sling rope factory and as a rent-a-guard in a supermarket. In an interview he stated that his great-grandfather was an ethnic Georgian.

He joined the rebels in the early stages of the war and was involved in the Battle of Ilovaisk.[6] Givi led the DPR Somalia Battalion in the Second Battle of Donetsk Airport. He received widespread fame in October 2014 when a video of him ignoring a rocket artillery strike landing near enough to him for shrapnel to fall at his feet was uploaded to YouTube and gained over 1,000,000 views.

On February 16, 2015, Mikhail Tolstykh was included by the European Council in the sanctions list.

Mistreatment of prisoners

In January 2015, several videos surfaced of Tolstykh physically abusing prisoners captured at the Second Battle of Donetsk Airport. Tolstykh is seen clearly identifying himself before grabbing the prisoners by the face, brandishing a dagger, and cutting off military insignia and forcing them into the prisoners' mouths. Oleksandra Matviychuk, head of the Kiev-based Center for Civil Liberties, calls what appears in the videos "flagrant violations of the Geneva Conventions" and says she is preparing the groundwork for prosecution.

***

Source: wikipedia.org, timenote.info

No places

    loading...

        Relations

        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Valery BolotovValery BolotovFamiliar13.02.197027.01.2017
        2Олег  АнащенкоОлег АнащенкоFamiliar, Comrade29.08.196804.02.2017
        3Aleksey MozgovoyAleksey MozgovoyFamiliar03.04.197523.05.2015
        4Arseny  PavlovArseny PavlovFamiliar02.02.198316.10.2016
        5Александр БедновАлександр БедновFamiliar29.08.196901.01.2015
        6Елена  ПавловаЕлена ПавловаFamiliar

        No events set

        Tags