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    The condition of Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic whose car was hit by a blast earlier in the day, is stable, there is no danger to his life, according to the chairman of the republic's Council of Ministers, Sergei Kozlov.

    LUGANSK (Sputnik) — Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic whose car was hit by a blast earlier in the day, received non-life threatening injuries, his condition is stable, the chairman of the republic's Council of Ministers, Sergei Kozlov, said Saturday.

    "At the moment, the condition of Igor Venediktovich Plotnitsky is stable, there is no danger to his life," Kozlov said, as quoted by the Luhansk Information Center.

    He added that according to the preliminary data gathered by the ongoing investigation, Plotnitsky's car exploded as a result of a terrorist attack.

    The eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass does not acknowledge the legitimacy of a February 2014 coup in Ukraine. The new Kiev regime launched a military operation against eastern Ukraine in April 2014 but failed to regain control over the breakaway territories.

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    Lugansk People's Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, Donbass, Ukraine
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