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Head of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic dies, - mass media

Source : 112 Ukraine

A blast occurred in a cafe in the downtown of Donetsk, fire followed the blast
18:50, 31 August 2018

Tass.ru

An explosion occurred in the Separ restaurant in the downtown of Donetsk, as a result, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, Head of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic deceased. Head of SBU Ihor Huskov claimed this in the commentary to 112 Ukraine.

'Indeed, the information received by SBU confirms the explosion occurred today, as a result of which Zakharchenko and the others died,' Huskov stressed.

Related: Putin expresses condolences over murder of Zakharchenko

He added that SBU has reasons to believe that the death of Zakharchenko may be the result of the inside criminal conflicts among the militants, in the first place referred to the reallocating grab assets, taken away from the owners in 2014-2018.

'We are not excluding the attempts of the Russian intelligence services to eliminate a pretty odious individual who was on the way of Russia, according to the information we obtain. According to the data, either the militants or the Russian intelligence services are standing behind this. We фку clarifying, I don't want to comment on the circumstances because the main thing for us is the explosion, as a result of which Zakharchenko died,' Huskov added. 

Related: "DNR" reports detention of Ukrainian saboteurs suspected of murderiing Zakharchenko

Olena Alekseeva, Spokesperson of Zakharchenko confirmed the information on his death. Soon, a press conference will be held on this matter, reads the message on Mash, a Telegram channel.

The Life, a separatist outlet reports that Zakharchenko died in the hospital in Donetsk.

Related: Russian Investigation Committee initiates crimianl case in international terrorism

The so-called law enforcement officers of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic claimed that they detained Ukrainian saboteurs who are probably involved in the assassination of Zakharchenko.

Aleksandr Zakharchenko was the head of the so-called DNR since November 4, 2014, he survived several assassination attempts. As of today, he was 42-year-old.

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