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DNR leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko gave the order for an unconditional cease fire on September 14.
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“Tonight Tsypkalov was detained, and likely having recognized the depth of his criminal actions and having recognized that that the operational information provided by him about the circle of persons who are taking part in a conspiracy to overthrow the lawful government of the Republic, was undoubtedly dangerous to his life, and that attempts would be taken by the conspirators, who are still at large, to liquidate him physically, committed suicide by hanging. At the present time his body is being examined by investigators and coroners, the body has been sent for an autopsy for the purpose of establishing the exact reason of death.”
The LNR also said that Aleksei Karyakin, the former head of the LNR’s “popular council” had taken part in the attempted coup and was declared wanted.
Igor Plotnitsky, the self-styled prime minister of the LR, said that a coup attempt had been foiled against the self-declared “Donetsk People’s Republic,” and that a “gang of saboteurs – our juveniles from age 14 to youths up to 25 years of age” had attempted a similar coup against the LNR.
He described the coup as led by “failed politicians” who were former “people’s militia” officers and who were planning to put young demonstrators out on the streets who would call for the return of Ukrainian troops. Plotnitsky said that “thanks to the professionalisms of the intelligence services,” the coup was defeated
Plotnitsky also reported that his parents, who lived in Voronezh, Russia had died of mushroom poisoning this week, but did not provide details. Some commentators in the Ukrainian press have speculated that his parents could have been murdered, while others said it was unlikely any assassins would go to such lengths.
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