We were all shocked by the terrible tragedy - the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, was despicably and cynically killed by his enemies. It is impossible to describe the pain and sorrow now felt not only by the inhabitants of Donbass, but also by many like-minded people around the world. Alexander Zakharchenko was a true leader, patriot, brave and devoted son of his land, a support and protection for all of us. His death is a blatant crime, all guilty persons must be immediately found and punished.
We deeply mourn together with relatives and friends of Alexander Zakharchenko, together with all the inhabitants of the Republic, with a huge number of people around the world who admired the courage and dedication of our leader.