Donetsk People’s Republic leader resigns

|By:, SA News Editor

Prime Minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Borodai, has resigned, as approaching Ukrainian forces encircle Donetsk.

The rebel leader will be replaced by Alexander Zakharchenko, and suggests deepening divisions within the Russian-backed separatist movement.

The West this past week has grown increasingly concerned of Russia's buildup along Ukraine's eastern border, and threatened yet another round of new sanctions if it does not change course in backing the rebels.

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