Explosion Injures Pro-Russian Separatist Leader In Eastern Ukraine

A spokesman for the separatists said the attack was a targeted assassination attempt on the 52-year-old, pointing the finger at the pro-Western government in Kiev, but without giving further details or offering proof.

Moscow (dpa) - Pro-Russian separatist leader Igor Plotnitsky has been injured in an explosion in eastern Ukraine, according to media reports from Saturday. A device was detonated next to Plotnitsky's car in the city of Luhansk on Saturday, the reports said. Plotnitsky, who is the head of the unrecognized Luhansk People's Republic and who is on…

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