Donetsk, Aug 31 – DAN. Deputy Chairman of the DPR Council of Ministers Alexander Timofeyev has been taken to hospital after the explosion which ripped a restaurant in central Donetsk killing DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"As far as I know, he is in hospital in critical condition," Basurin said.

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko was killed in an explosion at a restaurant in the Dontesk city center Friday evening. The blast injured 11 more people.

Dmitriy Trapeznikov, deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, has been appointed acting DPR Head in accordance with the DPR Constitution, Article 62. *ot