The so-called head of the "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko dismissed one fake "Minister of Foreign Affairs" Alexander Kofman and appointed Natalia Nikanorova on his post. This is stated in the "decrees" of the militant posted on the "DPR official website".
As previously reported, the possible dismissal of Kofman was reported by sources in the context of the visit of Vyacheslav Surkov, the Kremlin's curator, to the "DPR".
According to the Mirotvorets website, Nikanorova is a lawyer of "the People's Council of the DPR" and a member of the negotiating subgroups on political affairs in Minsk. From 2006 to 2012 she worked in the apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and was assistant-consultant of deputy of Ukraine from the Party of Regions Svyatoslav Piskun.