The so-called former "first deputy prime minister" Dmitriy Trapeznikov, "minister of income" Alexander Timofeev and "adviser" to the killed leader of the "DNR" A. Zakharchenko Alexander Kazakov tried to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin, Novaya Gazeta reports.
It is noted that immediately after the appointment of Denis Pushilin as "acting head of the DNR" Trapeznikov, Timofeev and Kazakov left the CDDO and went to Moscow "in search of support". However, they "could not get an appointment at the administration of the Russian president".
According to Novaya Gazeta, Timofeev went to the annexed Crimea to try "to contact the leading Russian officials in order to maintain their positions" via the "head of the Crimea" Sergei Aksenov.
As previously reported, the leader of the "DNR" Alexander Zakharchenko was killed in an explosion in Separ café in the center of Donetsk on August 31.