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Blast targets self-proclaimed E. Ukraine leader's vehicle, 2 killed

Published time: June 12, 2014 22:26
Edited time: June 13, 2014 02:50
A blown-up minivan belonging to self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (DNR) leader Denis Pushilin sits near the local administration building in Donetsk. (RIA Novosti / Maxim Blinov)

A blown-up minivan belonging to self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (DNR) leader Denis Pushilin sits near the local administration building in Donetsk. (RIA Novosti / Maxim Blinov)

The minivan belonging to self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (DNR) leader Denis Pushilin was blown up late on Thursday. Two people were reportedly killed and two others were injured in the blast.

Those wounded include security guards and Pushilin’s aid, known only as Richard, RIA Novosti reported. All the injured remain in critical condition.

DNR said on Twitter that two people died after being injured.

“The explosion came from the car beside the minivan. The car lined up right next to the minivan for the purpose of blowing it up,” Pushilin told RT.

Pushilin was not wounded in the explosion, as he was out of town at the time.

The minivan blew up almost as soon as it started moving, eyewitnesses stated. As the security guards jumped out of the vehicle, unidentified armed men started shooting at them.

Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin (RIA Novosti / Maksim Blinov)

Just last week, Pushilin’s aid, Maksim Petrukhin, was shot dead. A week before that, unidentified men targeted another DNR leader.

Pushilin blamed the explosion on his political rivals.“Discussing who was behind it all would be just a guess. Our political opponents are well known. Of course all the suspicion falls on Kiev,”RIA Novosti quoted him as saying. He added that the attackers acted like professionals.

Comments (25)

 

Wayne Koppa 19.06.2014 23:25

I think a competing rebel faction tried to remove Denis Pushilin from his self appointed position. These things happen when you replace civilized society with anarchy.

 

MIchael 13.06.2014 12:00

Ivanna Humpalot 13.06.2014 07:33

No mention on RT about Russian tanks entering Ukraine. Funny, it's the biggest story of the day. I'm guessing it's true, because RT would mention it if false.

  


biggest BS of the day is more like it. the same storys all seem to say Ukraine doesnt have t-72s yet they have 1000 of them

 

ARDN 13.06.2014 09:25

Ivanna Humpalot 13.06.2014 07:33

No mention on RT about Russian tanks entering Ukraine. Funny, it's the biggest story of the day. I'm guessing it's true, because RT would mention it if false.

  

I f RT would mention every lie produced by the Kyev's fake news industry, they wouldn't have time to report any real news.
Three Kyev's tanks were captured by anti-junta forces in E.Ukraine few days ago. Of course Kyev's propaganda will never admit their own losses.
No sane person could believe that Russian Army finally decided to invade Ukraine with just three old tanks, without jets and other forces.

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