A senior separatist official of the Ukrainian region of Luhansk says he is taking over power from regional chief Igor Plotnitsky, who said earlier in the week that a coup attempt was trying to force him out of office.
Security Minister Leonid Pasechnik said Friday that he was taking over after Plotnitsky resigned for health reasons. There was no verification of the claim from Plotnitsky.
Both men are part of a pro-Russian rebel group that has ruled Luhansk for several years but has recently been troubled by infighting.
“Today, Igor Venediktovich Plotnitsky resigned for health reasons. Multiple war wounds, the effects of blast …read more
Source: Voice of America