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A banner with a portrait of Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko is seen during the funeral in Donetsk, Ukraine, September 2, 2018.

The slain leader of a Russian-backed republic in Ukraine was reportedly killed by a bomb planted on a chandelier

An explosive devise that killed the prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic was reportedly placed in a chandelier or floor lamp and ignited by a telephone call.
Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko attends a news conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, October 11, 2014

The leader of the Russian-backed republic in Ukraine was just assassinated in a cafe bombing

Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko was killed after a bomb exploded in a downtown Donetsk cafe called "Separ," meaning "Separatist."
Armed men loyal to LPR Minister Igor Kornet block off a street in the centre of rebel-controlled city of Luhansk during a coup, Ukraine November 22, 2017

A surprising flare up in Ukraine’s ‘frozen’ war could reveal an internal rivalry between the Kremlin and Russia’s security age...

In a war that has only seen skirmishes and occasional flare ups, Ukraine's war in the Donbas momentarily went hot as a series of events happened last week
Ukrainian servicemen drive armored vehicles during military exercises in the Donetsk region.

4 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 more wounded as fighting surges again in the Donbas

Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed thus far in October.