Biography Of Alexander Zakharchenko

Biography Of Alexander Zakharchenko

Chapter proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko was born 26 June 1976 in the city of Donetsk (Ukraine).


He graduated with honors from Donetsk technical school of industrial automatics on a speciality “mining electrician”. He studied at the Donetsk law Institute MIA.

Started his career at the mine mountain electrician. Then engaged in business connected with the coal industry.

In 2010, in Donetsk was established branch of Kharkiv public organization “Oplot”, which is headed by Alexander Zakharchenko.

April 16, 2014, during the protests in the South-East of Ukraine, participated in the storming of the building of the Donetsk regional administration.

In may 2014 he was appointed military commandant of Donetsk, and subsequently to the post of Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the DPR.

8 August 2014 by the Council of Ministers DND Alexander Zakharchenko approved the post of Prime Minister of the Donetsk people’s Republic.

2 Nov 2014 he was elected head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic, receiving 75.5% of the votes in the DPR. Officially took office on 4 November.

Zakharchenko participated in the battles, was wounded in the arm under the settlement Kozhevnya on July 22, 2014, was wounded in the leg in debaltseve 17 February 2015.

He had the rank of major General DNI, the title “hero of the DNR”, DNR awards two St. George cross, awarded by the LC, the order of Valor, first class.

The people’s Council of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic has assigned the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko the rank of major-General LC.

He was also awarded the order of Friendship of South Ossetia (2015).

August 31, 2018 Alexander Zakharchenko was killed in the explosion in the restaurant “Separable” in the center of Donetsk.

Alexander Zakharchenko was married, he left four sons.

The material is based on information RIA Novosti and open source.