Yesterday, Oleksandr Zakharchenko, a separatist leader founded by Russia in the “Donetsk People’s Republic”, was liquidated following a bomb explosion. The explosive device went off inside the Separ cafee, where top DNR officials gathered for a memorial event to Russian singer Yosyp Kobzon, an open supporter of the aggression against Ukraine.
The explosive device was placed in a lightning bolt in the coffee room. Later, information appeared in the media about the death of another important DNR figure – a “finance minister” Alexander Timofeev. He was seriously injured in the blast and died a few hours later in a local hospital.
Reference. Alexander Zakharchenko is a pro-Russian terrorist, the leader of the so-called “DNR”. During the pro-Russian mutinies in eastern Ukraine, he headed the Donetsk branch of the pro-Russian fighting club “Oplot” in Kharkiv. On April 16, 2014, he led a group of militants who occupied the Donetsk city administration building. In May 2014, Zakharchenko was appointed “military commander” of captured Donetsk. He was subsequently appointed “Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Donetsk People’s Republic”.
In August, Zakharchenko replaced Alexander Boroday as chairman of the Council of Ministers of the “DNR”. In November 2014, after illegitimate elections in the “DNR”, the unrecognized CEC of the false republic announced that Zakharchenko had won. Subsequently, he participated in the meetings of the Tripartite Contact Group with the participation of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE in Minsk.
According to media reports, in 2010, Alexander Zakharchenko was examined at the Kharkiv Regional Center for Medical and Social Skills. There he officially obtained the II degree of disability due to mental illness. The medical center document notes “stable irreversible mental disorders”. He was prescribed treatment in the hospital of the Kharkiv Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital №3. The certificate also notes that patient Zakharchenko’s actions “are a threat to others”. The years 2010-2013 were removed from Zakharchenko’s official biography.