He was a local boy from coal-dusted Donetsk who grew up to be a mine engineer. Aleksandr Zakharchenko quit that life to become a separatist warlord whose Russia-backed insurgents carved out a “republic” roughly the size of the state of Delaware. On August 31, a bomb ripped through a popular Donetsk cafe, killing Mr. Zakharchenko…...
“Separatist” leader Zakharchenko was a thorn in the side of both Kyiv and Moscow
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor6 Mins Read