The adviser to the leader of the self-proclaimed "LPR" Gennady Tsypkalov committed suicide shortly after being detained in the "LPR" in the case of the coup attempt, reported the Russian media citing the so-called "LPR" Prosecutor’s Office.

The prosecutor Sergei Rakhno said the motive for the Tsypkalov’s suicide might be the fear of being killed by the conspirators on the outside. Rakhno said that the former prime minister of the separatist republic took his own life by hanging himself.

Realizing the gravity of the offense and understanding that the information provided on the individual bears the danger to his life, Gennady Tsypkalov committed suicide, said "the prosecutor's office" of the self-proclaimed "republic".

September, 24 Gennady Tsypkalov was to be questioned and meet with the other detainee and one of the leaders of the "LPR People's Militia" Vitaly Kiselev, who confessed and named those involved in the attempted coup.

Tsypkalov was held in one of the "administrative authorities' houses since the" investigation" had information on the possible attempts on his life. In August, the head of the "LPR" Igor Plotnitsky was injured in a powerful explosion attack that occurred next to his car.