Ukraine quandary: Blast kills top Donetsk insurrection Zakharchenko

Alexander Zakharchenko Symbol copyright Reuters Symbol caption Alexander Zakharchenko in a 2017 photo

An explosion at a restaurant has killed Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the Russian-subsidized separatists in Donetsk, japanese Ukraine, sources in the insurrection administration there say.

The record was once carried by means of the rise up “Donetsk Republic” information company DNR.

A Few Ukrainians suspected over the blast have been arrested nearby, a rebellion safety source used to be quoted as saying.

The heavily-armed rebels in Donetsk and Luhansk areas refuse to recognise the Ukrainian executive in Kiev.

The rebellion and Russian information stories say the separatist “finance minister” Alexander Timofeyev was wounded in the blast at the Separ cafe.

The rebels seized massive swathes of territory within the Donetsk and Luhansk areas in an rebellion in April 2014.

The frontline between them and Ukrainian govt troops has remained largely static for months, but skirmishes continue regardless of a fragile ceasefire deal.

, , , ,