Alexander Zakharchenko

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Alexander Zakharchenko
Александр Захарченко
Олександр Захарченко
2014-12-27. Александр Захарченко.jpg
President of the Donetsk People's Republic
In office
4 November 2014 – 31 August 2018
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byPavel Gubarev (as People's Governor)
Succeeded byDmitry Trapeznikov (Acting)
Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic
In office
7 August 2014 – 31 August 2018
PresidentPavel Gubarev
DeputyVladimir Antyufeyev
Ravil Khalikov
Alexander Borodai
Andrei Purgin
Preceded byAlexander Borodai
Succeeded byDmitry Trapeznikov (Acting)
Personal details
Alexander Vladimirovich Zakharchenko

(1976-06-26)26 June 1976
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died31 August 2018(2018-08-31) (aged 42)
Donetsk, Ukraine
Political partyDonetsk Republic[1]
Alma materDonetsk National Technical University
Military service
AllegianceDonetsk People's Republic Donetsk People's Republic
Novorossiya (confederation) Novorossiya
Branch/serviceUnited Armed Forces of Novorossiya
RankEpaulets Major General Air Force of the Russian Federation.png Major General DNR[2]
Major General LNR[3]
CommandsOplot Battalion
Battles/warsWar in Donbass

Alexander Vladimirovich Zakharchenko (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Заха́рченко, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ zɐˈxartɕɪnkə], Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Володи́мирович Заха́рченко; 26 June 1976 – 31 August 2018) was a Ukrainian separatist leader.[4][5] He was the head of state and Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed state and a rebel group Donetsk People's Republic, which declared independence from Ukraine on 11 May 2014.[6][7][8][9]

Zakharchenko was assassinated by a bombing in Donetsk, on 31 August 2018, aged 42.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic to elect its leader, lawmakers". TASS Russian News Agency. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  2. "Online site translation into English and other languages – Yandex.Translate".
  3. "Online site translation into English and other languages – Yandex.Translate".
  4. "Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko 'wants 100,000 men'". BBC News. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. Tisdall, Simon (16 February 2015). "EU gets tough with Russian military leaders – and Soviet-era 'Sinatra'". Retrieved 21 October 2016 – via The Guardian.
  6. "Pro-Russians: Ukraine's Donetsk 'Independent'". 12 May 2014. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  7. "Премьер-министром ДНР стал россиянин Александр Бородай". Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  8. "Ukraine's bogus referendums". The Economist. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  9. "Ukraine crisis: Donetsk leader dismisses Kremlin support claim". Financial Times. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  10. Ukraine: Top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk blast, Deutsche Welle, 31 August 2018