An Orthodox priest stands next to the bodies of killed Ukrainian soldiers on a check-point captured by pro-Russian rebels at the town of Krasniy Partizan, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, File)
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The pro-Russian leader of a rebel militia in eastern Ukraine was killed in a suspected car bombing Saturday in the breakaway eastern region of Lugansk, local media said.The Cossacks also oppose Lugansk's consent to a February 2014 ceasefire deal aimed at ending 19 months of fighting between government forces and the rebels in Lugansk and its sister rebel region of Donetsk, branding it a betrayal of local interests.In May, another rebel leader in Lugansk who was also in dispute with Plotnitsky, Alexei Mozgovoi, was also killed in an attack on his car.
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