Head of Russia’s Sham Donetsk Republic – Zakharchenko Killed in Explosion

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Today, Russian state media are reporting the head of the so called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has been killed. Alexander Zakharchenko, who is usually seen surrounded by Russian Special Forces is said to have died after a bomb went off in a restaurant he regularly visits. With several other high profile Russia-led commanders having already been assassinated by explosions, routinely visiting the same public location was not clever. The death of such a high-ranking official will certainly make a whole lot of senior people in occupied Ukraine feel very nervous indeed.

Zakharchenko is said to have died due to a severe head wound. The DPR “Finance Minister” Alexander Timofeev is reported as wounded in the incident. Unclear if this is yet more gangster infighting inside Russia’s republics or a Ukrainian hit. It’s reported that some Ukrainians have been arrested near the scene, but we’ve heard that sort of reactionary thing before. Donetsk city is…

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