Donetsk, Sep 4 - DAN. Investigators have identified the first suspects in the Donetsk People’s Republic head Alexander Zakharchenko’s murder case, Zakharchenko’s close associate, leader of the Donetsk Republic faction in the DPR parliament Alexander Kostenko told reporters on Tuesday.

“I can tell that suspects have been identified,” he said adding that he was actively helping the investigators.

An explosion ripped through the Separ restaurant in the centre of the DPR capital at around 17:00 on August 31, killing the Republic’s Head Alexander Zakharchenko and his guard. Another 12 people were wounded; five of them were hospitalised and outpatient treatment was provided to another seven.*jk