Sunday, August 7, 2016

Separatist Leader In Eastern Ukraine Injured In Assassination Attempt

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VOA: Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt

The Russian-backed leader of a separatist region in eastern Ukraine was seriously wounded Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt, Russian and Ukrainian media reported.

The pro-Russian separatist Luhansk Information Center said a bomb exploded early Saturday near the car of rebel leader Igor Plotnitsky in the capital of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. By early Sunday, no one had claimed responsibility.

Russian media later showed footage of a mangled sport utility vehicle and quoted a rebel spokesman as saying Plotnitsky was hospitalized in stable condition.

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More News On Luhansk Rebel Leader Plotnitsky Injured In An Assassination Attempt

Senior separatist official in east Ukraine wounded in explosion -- Reuters
Ukraine crisis: Blast injures Luhansk rebel leader Plotnitsky -- BBC
Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in bomb attack -- DW
Separatist Ukrainian leader wounded in Luhansk car bombing -- AP
Ukraine Separatist Leader Injured In Attack -- RFE
Lugansk People’s Republic Head Plotnitsky Car Explosion Left Two People Injured -- Sputnik

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