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Luhansk separatists say their chief wounded in assassination attempt

Author: Oksana Grytsenko All articles by this author

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May. 13, 2014 17:03
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Valery Bolotov, the self-proclaimed Luhansk Republic's governor, was shot on May 13 in an assassination attempt. He is recovering in a private clinic.
Photo by Anastasia Vlasova

LUHANSK, Ukraine – The self-proclaimed Luhansk Republic’s second day of existence was marred by an assassination attempt on its leader Valery Bolotov, separatists announced on May 13. They accused the authorities in Kyiv of plotting the attack.

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