A Guide to the Warlords of Ukraine’s ‘Separatist Republics’
17 November, 2014

Ukraine’s breakaway territories appear to have settled on who is to lead them, but little is known about either self-proclaimed separatist leader.

Minsk Protocol Discussions with Zakharchenko (far-left) and Plotnitsky (mid-right) (Lehtikuva/AFP)

by Devin AcklesHromadske International

produced by Maxim Eristavi


What You Need To Know:

✓ The Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics ‘elected’ their new official leaders in November

✓ The new leadership will likely try to negotiate with Kyiv, as Russia should be ‘officially’ out of the equation

✓ The new leaders are shadowy figures, though bits and pieces have turned up about them

✓ The rise of both leaders is part of a larger, more pervasive system throughout the region


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A Guide to Warlords of the Ukraine ‘Separatist Republics’

Our Guide to the Warlords of Ukraine’s ‘Separatist Republics’

— Hromadske (@Hromadske) November 14, 2014