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Full-blown purge underway in the Donetsk "People's Republic" against the people close to slain leader #Zakharchenko and his "revenue minister" Timofeyev.
New separatist strongman Pushilin fired six ministers today - including justice, transport, industry and agriculture dan-news.info/politics/pushi…
Timofeyev aka Tashkent is already referred to as "scandalous" by the Pushilin loyal @rssDanNewsInfo site
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A #counterintelligence thread in the sense that I'm analyzing a foreign intelligence situation: I've been reading some very interesting analyses on the #Zakharchenko assassination and it's gotten me thinking about how this incident may or may not relate to FSB's role in Donbas /1
The first analysis I found useful was from @MarkGaleotti, and it emphasizes that it is doubtful that #Zakharchenko's death is move the situation towards peace. He mentions Dmitry Trapeznikov and Denis Pushilin as possible successors. /2
themoscowtimes.com/articles/war-p…
This article mentioned the thread I'm going to be pulling on here: the fact that #Zakharchenko and Alexander Timofeev, Z's tax minister sidekick who was injured in the blast, orchestrated the takeover of major illegal economies in Donbas - putting targets on their backs. /3
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Another one: Russia-backed Separatist Leader Zakharchenko Killed in Bombing in Donetsk Cafe - Bloomberg bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Being supported by the Kremlin is actually a bad thing—NOT a good thing. Assassinated Donetsk leader Alexander Zakharchenko joins 13 other Russia-backed militants murdered in occupied Ukraine. @EuromaidanPress has a handy infographic and details here 👇euromaidanpress.com/2017/03/15/mys…
#Russia is already using #Zakharchenko assassination to undermine Minsk peace process, blaming #Ukraine, of course. Notice Rand Paul's new Russian Duma pal Kosachev said Zakharcheno death "could have a particularly negative impact on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements."
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BREAKING: Head of DNR Alexander #Zakharchenko killed in a blast in #Donetsk
kommersant.ru/doc/3730618
#Russia's Foreign Ministry spox Zakharova: There's every reason to presume that it's #Kiev regime that's behind the murder of #DNR's #Zakharchenko
Senior #DNR official on #Russia/n state TV now: "Assassination of #Zakharchenko is act of state terrorism by #Ukraine. We'll definitely get revenge on them."
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