Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, has been killed in a blast at a café in the city of Donetsk. Russia accuses Ukraine, but Kyiv officials point to conflicts between rebels and Russia.
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The head of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk Republic" in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing.
Bomb attacks, ambushes, mysterious illnesses — militant leaders in eastern Ukraine often die in violent and dramatic ways, even far away from the front line. And now, Alexander Zakharchenko has died in a bomb blast.
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