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Alexander Vladimirovich Zakharchenko (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Заха́рченко; IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ zɐˈxartɕɪnkə], Ukrainian: Олександр Володимирович Захарченко; born 1976) is a pro-Russian separatist leader, who is the current head of state and Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed state and a rebel group Donetsk People's Republic, which declared independence from Ukraine on 11 May 2014. Zakharchenko was appointed Prime Minister in August 2014 after his predecessor, Alexander Borodai, resigned, and went on to win the early November, 2014 election for the position.
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Zakharchenko: Donbass should be rid of the fascists
on: June 22, 2015
Fascism is gaining momentum in Ukraine, and the grandsons of the WWII victors have to fight it, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko said today.
“Today, on June 22, the Day of memory and Grief, we commemorate the fallen in the Great Patriotic War and recollect the most horrible day in the history of our people – the beginning of the bloody war, which took the lives of millions of our mothers an fathers”, — said the Head of the DPR.
Zakharchenko reminded that it was indeed the Holy War “in defence of the land, history and culture, for the native language, for the right of the children to a free and happy life. “Yes, we won in that war, but we payed big price for the Great Victory, and pain of the losses is still alive in our hearts. Nevertheless, the memory of the unprecedented courage, heroism and spiritual strength inspire our generation to commit heroic deeds in our turn”, — the Head of the Republic added. He stated that “occupants have once again come to Donbass, and the blood of the innocent is being shed, like before”. “Fascism has risen its head once again, and now the grandsons of the glorious victors have thrown themselves in the way of the brown threat, — Zakharchenko said. — Today we grieve over the fallen, but we know that our people are invincible. We will endure and rid our land from the enemy. The victory will be ours!”
Zakharchenko intends to adopt law concerning death penalty
on: January 24, 2015
The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexandr Zaharchenko announced that the law concerning implementation of death-penalty will be adopted in the republic.
Interfax reports about this.
‘The law concerning death penalty will be adopted in the DPR’, announced Zaharchenko.
Moreover, RIA Novosti reports that all judicial instances starts working on to 10th February.
The republic adopted its own Criminal Code on 2014 which includes death penalty.