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>> The rubble remains of a cafe in Ukraine that's fueled tensions between Moscow and Kiev. This is where on Friday, a blast tore through the building, killing the leader of Russian backed separatist in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine. Russia has accused Ukraine of assinating Alexander Zakharchenko in a supposed attempt to spark a new war Kiev said it had nothing to do with the blast and instead blamed separatist in fighting.
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Sakachinko lead the self proclaimed Donetsk's Peoples Republic from 2014. Since, Russia backed Rebels through a few Ukranian central ruled in an armed uprising. A shaky internationally broken ceasefire has held off large scale fighting since 2015. But outbreaks of shooting are still frequent. In a statement of condolences by the Kremlin, Putin praised Sakachenko as a true popular leader and a patriot.
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The Russian president also called the attack a quote, dastardly crime aimed at destabilizing the region.
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