Mourners at Sunday’s funeral ceremony in Donetsk, Ukraine, for Alexander Zakharchenko, the most prominent leader of the Russia-backed separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014. He was assassinated on Friday in a cafe explosion. Photo: AFP

Alexander Zakharchenko, east Ukraine rebel chief, receives a tearful farewell

Russia’s foreign ministry accused Ukraine of his murder, while Kiev blamed his death on separatist infighting

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Mourners at Sunday’s funeral ceremony in Donetsk, Ukraine, for Alexander Zakharchenko, the most prominent leader of the Russia-backed separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014. He was assassinated on Friday in a cafe explosion. Photo: AFP
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