the list of the early separatist leaders still alive in Eastern Ukraine has again gotten shorter. Many of those men have been murdered outright. In February, Mikhail Tolstykh was killed when an incendiary rocket was fired into his Donetsk office. A few months prior, Arsen “Motorola” Pavlov was killed when a bomb exploded in his apartment building’s elevator. Both men had been presented as war heroes on Russian state television. Separatists blame “Ukrainian saboteurs” for the murders – foreign agents in communist parlance. Kyiv denies the accusations.