Bomb kills Donetsk leader
The leader of a Kremlin-backed separatist republic in war-torn eastern Ukraine was killed by a blast that ripped through a cafe close to his official residence in Donetsk.
Alexander Zakharchenko, 42, was named prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in November 2014. The DNR’s official news agency confirmed his death and said the republic’s finance minister, Alexander Timofeev, was injured.
Zakharchenko is the latest in a series of separatist leaders to have been assassinated during the conflict in eastern Ukraine.