Separatists accuse Poroshenko of giving order to assassinate Zakharchenko

Separatist media reported that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic has issued a statement saying that the order to assassinate the leader of the republic, Oleksander Zakharchenko, was given directly by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. According to the statement, the orders were give to the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) at a closed meeting.

On Friday, the authorities of the so-called DPR stated that they had thwarted an assassination attempt on the head of the self-proclaimed republic in Donetsk.

The separatist Ministry claimed that the assassination was to be carried out by certain individuals coming from Ukrainian territory who were carrying explosives. They were allegedly targeting the shooting range Artemida in Donetsk where Zakharcheno was planning to be.

  Ukraine, DPR, Zakharchenko