The Leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (the DPR) Aleksandr Zakharchenko has been killed as a result of explosion at the Separ cafe, TASS informs on August 31.
The leader sustained fatal injuries. Zakharchenko was taken to a hospital; however, it was not possible to save his life. The member of the DPR People’s Council Vladislav Berdichevsky confirmed this information.
It also became known that the DPR Minister of Revenue and Fees Aleksandr Timofeev was seriously injured.
Media had earlier informed about one person injured as a result of an explosion but the victim was not identified. The Separ café is situated in downtown Donetsk, several hundred meters from Aleksandr Zakharchenko’s residence.
Zakharchenko was 42 years old, he became the leader of the DPR on October 4 2014. He survived several attempts, he was decorated with the Golden Star of the DPR Hero, two DPR St. George crosses, and other awards of the Republic.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency