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Militia backed by presidential candidate Lyashko takes credit for assassination of Russian-backed separatist (VIDEO)

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May 23, 2014, 7:08 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Christopher J. Miller, Isaac Webb

Paramilitaries from a group organized by presidential candidate Oleh Lyashko killed one pro-Russian separatist on May 23 and seriously wounded another one.
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Christopher J. Miller

American Christopher J. Miller was a Kyiv Post editor from 2013-2014. He now works for Mashable as a senior foreign correspondent. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk in Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

Isaac Webb

TOREZ, Ukraine -- Paramilitaries from a group organized by presidential candidate Oleh Lyashko stormed a local government building in a sleepy eastern Ukrainian mining city and killed a pro-Russian separatist while maiming another in a gangland-style shooting on May 23.

One man was shot in the head and abdomen, while a second man sustained three gunshot wounds to his neck and abdomen and was fighting for his life in a nearby hospital after the attack.

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