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Luhansk separatists say their chief wounded in assassination attempt

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May 13, 2014, 5:03 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Oksana Grytsenko

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.
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Oksana Grytsenko

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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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