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    Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, was caught by artillery fire while inspecting defensive positions along the separation line near Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine, his press service told RIA Novosti on Friday.

    DONETSK (Sputnik) —Zakharchenko's security detachment was shelled by Kiev forces' heavy artillery.

    "Today at 15:00 local time (12:00 GMT) head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko inspected the front line near Avdiivka. While he stayed there, his security detachment and soldiers were shelled by [Ukrainian] heavy artillery", the spokesperson said.

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