Pro-Russian Former Senior Ukrainian Legislator Injured by Gunshot

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Oleg Tsarev, 53, is a politician and former member of the Ukrainian parliament. In 2014, he ran for the presidency of Ukraine in early elections but withdrew his candidacy. Later, he supported the Donbass republics and became the speaker of the parliament of the Novorossiya confederation.
Former Ukrainian lawmaker Oleg Tsarev is in serious condition after an assassination attempt, law enforcement officers are working, states the head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin.
"Concerning Oleg Tsarev: we wish him good health, we know that he is in serious condition. Law enforcement officers are working, we are waiting for full information," Pushilin told reporters.
Tsarev was a member of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, from 2002 to 2014 as a member of the Party of Regions and deputy head of the party faction in the Rada. He ran for president of Ukraine in the early elections on May 25, 2014, but withdrew his candidacy.
In 2014, he supported the Donbass republics and became speaker of the parliament of Novorossiya (the union of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic). After that, he was repeatedly threatened by the Kiev regime.
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