BREAKING: Pro-Russian Leader Killed in Explosion

The pro-Russian leader of the separatist Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has been killed in an explosion in a cafe in the region’s capital, the Interfax news agency reported. Zakharchenko’s death was later confirmed by the region’s official media outlet.

The 42-year-old was the head of state and prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The proto-state’s finance minister, Alexander Timofeev, was also injured in the explosion.

Source: Ukraine crisis: Blast ‘kills top Donetsk rebel Zakharchenko’ – BBC News

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