DPR leader Zakharchenko threatens to kill Savchenko

12:11, 29 May 2016
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Leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko says that Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko will be killed should she decide to go to Donbas to participate in war, according to Ukrainian website Novosti Donbasa.

Alexander Zakharchenko is a Russia-appointed leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic / Photo from oplot.info

"If Savchenko comes to the front line, we'll shoot her. So when we're to blame for killing her, it wouldn't be so offensive," he told journalists.

He also claims "Kyiv would prefer to have Savchenko dead than alive."

As UNIAN reported earlier, Zakharchenko admitted a "reunion with Ukraine only if there is change in power in Kyiv."

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