The head of the separatist, self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said during the broadcast of Donetsk Format TV program, that he plans to introduce the death penalty for corrupt officials.
"I have been thinking about it and I'm going to do it in the near future. I will toughen laws that deal with corruption and the punishment will be very serious. We will issue an order imposing the death penalty if necessary. More precisely this will be the highest measure of social justice. I think that corruption will fall under this as well. Depending on the harm caused to the state or society, one should be punished according to wartime laws by the death penalty," Zakharchenko said.
According to Zakharchenko, he has already held consultations regarding this issue.
"I have already held a number of consultations with the People's Council, as well as with the head of the People's Council, who were fully in agreement. There were disagreements concerning some of the nuances of the wording of this law, but these are technical issues. I think that we will quickly solve them," Zakharchenko said.
Speaking during the same program Zakharchenko said that has not given up on the idea of seizing Kyiv.