The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, has been assassinated, the method was a bomb explosion targeting him in a cafe in the center of Donetsk. This is reported by TASS with reference to the security agencies of the republic.

It has been confirmed that Zakharchenko was mortally wounded.

The explosion occurred in a cafe located in the center of the city, located near President Zakharchenko’s house. According to preliminary data, there was one victim, and three others were injured.

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The military conflict in Donbass continues from 2014. Then the self-proclaimed republics of the Donetsk Peoples Republic and the Lugansk Peoples Republic and opposed the new Ukrainian authorities and declared their independence.

On August 22, the contact group for the settlement of the situation in Ukraine on the eve of the academic year decided to conclude a new “school truce” from August 29.

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