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Borodai resigns as Donetsk People's Republic premier

The prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Aleksandr Borodai, has stepped down of his own accord. Borodai declared the decision himself at a news conference in Donetsk on Thursday.

Borodai said the leader of a structural unit of the Kharkiv-based non-governmental organization Oplot, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, was proposed as his successor.

"I am ceding my post to a local-born man," Borodai said, adding that he would stay in the DNR and continue his career as an adviser to the republic's prime-minister.

Alexander Borodai elected Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic on May 26.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 07Aug14]

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