"Limonov has reported that Purgin and his wife were arrested. The building of "national council" is blocked. The "deputies" are forced to oust Purgin there. Sharii also confirms information on the arrest. Initially there were attempts to bar Purgin from entering the "DPR" from Russia but he fought his way through the customs station and headed to Donetsk. His car was blocked on the highway near Makiivka by the vehicles of the "DPR's security agency" on his way to Donetsk and "the chairman of the national council" was arrested," he wrote.
"This was reported from the "DPR" by Purgin's ally Tatiana Dvoryadkina, who urged all Russian journalists to ring the alarm. The most awesome thing in this story is that it was her together with Purgin, who had founded that fringe organization called the "Donetsk Republic", which Donetsk separatism started from," Kazanskyi wrote.