BRATISLAVA, September 2 (WebNoviny.sk) – In Eastern Ukraine, tens of thousands of people gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to the murdered leader of pro-Russian separatists in the self-proclaimed Donor People & # 39; s Republic (DPR). Alexander Zacharchenko died Friday with a stunner in a café in Donetsk. Together with the 42-year-old leader, his bodyguard lost his life and another twelve members suffered injuries.
The Russian Foreign Ministry declared immediately after the attack that the Ukrainian government was behind it. But he refuses to be present. According to various media, another possible explanation is the battle between separatist factions. The British BBC recalled in this connection that Zacharchenko, in spite of initial support, was no longer a favorite of Moscow.
Prussian insurgents seized large areas in Eastern Ukraine in April 2014, including Donetsk. The fighting was strongly supported by the Russian army, according to eye views, but the Kremlin never admitted it openly. More than 10,000 people have died in the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army. After the signing of the ministerial peace agreement in 2015, the most difficult problems stopped, although occasional attacks continued on both sides.