Rebel Commander killed as clashes escalate in east Ukraine
(Vatican Radio) Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine claim that one of their top commanders has been assassinated by Ukrainian government forces. Lugansk People’s Militia commander Oleg Anashchenko died early Saturday when his automobile exploded amid the worst clashes in the region since 2015.
Listen to the report by Stefan Bos:
Security forces and investigators surrounded a burned out vehicle in snow covered eastern Ukraine.
The rebels’ official Lugansk Information Center also said that a second, unidentified person in the car, was also killed in the explosion in Lugansk city.
Lugansk is one of two Ukrainian republics where separatist rebels