Ukraine rebel leader's car blown up in Donetsk: spokeswoman

Ukrainian MP and withdrew candidate in the 2014 Ukrainian presidential election, Oleg Tsarev (2L), stands next to Vostok Battalion guards outside the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" headquarters in Donetsk, on June 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU

DONETSK, Ukraine: A car belonging to Donetsk rebel leader Denis Pushilin was blown up in the restive eastern Ukrainian city on Thursday, wounding three bodyguards, a spokeswoman for the separatist government told AFP.

Pushilin, who was not in the car when the explosion hit, is one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic".

The separatist rebel movement has its headquarters in the former regional government building in the heart of the coal mining city.

"Pushilin's car was blown up. Three bodyguards were injured. He was not in the vehicle," spokeswoman Klavdiya Kulbatskaya said by telephone.





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