Russia will help the authorities of the self-proclaimed unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic [DPR] in investigating the assassination of the DPR Prime Minister, Alexander Zakharchenko, Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told reporters on Monday.

“Yes, certainly, the Russian government made public its official position on the issue,” he said. “We’ll help with investigation of the crime.”

Zakharchenko, who stood at the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic as of 2014, died on August 31 when an explosion ripped through a cafe in downtown Donetsk. His bodyguard died together with him.
The same explosion wounded the DPR tax and duties minister, Alexander Timofeyev.