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