Pushilin was appointed acting head of the DNI

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty in photomontages Pushilin. Archival photoPushilin was appointed acting head of the DNI© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty the image Bank

The self-proclaimed DNR Parliament voted for the appointment of the Chairman of the people’s Council Denis Pushilin, the acting head of the Republic.

Earlier deputies have ahead of schedule removed from the authority of the head of DND Alexander Zakharchenko in connection with his death.

Pushilin represented the interests of the DND in the contact group on the Donbas, now the question is who will replace him on this post. «There are a lot of decent people who can represent the interests of the DPR at the Minsk site,» — said the politician.

The murder of the head of DND

Zakharchenko was killed Friday night after an explosion in a cafe «Separable» in the center of Donetsk. He was 42 years old.

According to authorities of the Republic, the terrorist attack suffered eleven people.

Several suspects were detained, who confirmed that it was a diversion from Kiev. In the SBU denied the accusations of involvement in the crime.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the murder cowardly Zakharchenko, noting that those who chose the path of terror, do not want to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict. The foreign Ministry said that there is little doubt that what happened is Kiev.

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