Prime minister of Donetsk People’s Republic refused to sit in government building while his solders are fighting off the aggressors from Kiev. Zakharchenko’s unit was searching Debaltsevo for scattered Ukrainian soldiers that refused to put down their arms and stop firing.
Zakharchenko was shot in the let while trying to cross one of Debaltsevo streets. Self-defense forces solders administered first aid to stop the bleeding out of Zakharchenko’s leg. He was transferred to a field hospital and later transferred to a city hospital.
Doctors say that Zakharchenko’s life is not in danger. Soldiers that transported Zakharchenko say that he was conscious and positive during transport and that: “that is how new leaders of a young republic are forged”.