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Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels rushed Sunday to dispel speculation that a bloody internal battle for control of Moscow's money was behind the gangland-style slaying of a top warlord.
Prizrak (Ghost) brigade commander Alexei Mozgovoi and at least six others -- including his press secretary and armed guards -- were shot dead Saturday while travelling in an area under his control in the renegade eastern province of Lugansk.
Separatist officials said his convoy of at least two vehicles was first struck by a bomb. The survivors were then mowed down in a hail of bullets near the spot where Mozgovoi survived another assassination attempt in March.
Mozgovoi was long believed to have run afoul of Lugansk's self-proclaimed leader Igor Plotnitsky and some key officials in the Kremlin.
"We all know about these unpleasant relations, which were out in the open," separatist peace negotiator Denis Pushilin told Russia's RIA Novosti news agency.
Lugansk prosecutor Sergei Gorenko also reported that his initial findings implicated a pro-Kiev "sabotage force".
as was the intended outcome planned by the XX.?
Brainstorming with his battalion "Ghost" controlled Alchevsk Lugansk region, and refused to obey the leader of the self-proclaimed "People's Republic of Luhansk" Igor carpentry.
Brainstorming was considered one of the last independent warlords in Donbas. He did not hesitate to criticize the other separatist leaders and Russia.
Perhaps this might be because they know that if they blame the XX, the XX might use that as an excuse to launch an inexhaustible supply killers and killing power against them. Perhaps its a tacit way of staying alive.