Separatist Leader Shot in Ukraine

It’s difficult to feel a whole lot of sympathy for this guy:

A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has been injured in a suspected assassination attempt, his press office said Tuesday, amid continuing turmoil in the wake of a controversial weekend referendum on independence.

A car carrying the self-declared “Luhansk people’s governor” Valeriy Bolotov was fired on Tuesday in the Luhansk region, the press office said.

Bolotov suffered a gunshot injury but it was described as “light” and not life threatening. It is not known who was behind the shooting.

As discussed yesterday, it really doesn’t matter (to Moscow) at this point who does what to whom — just so long as Ukraine remains ungovernable from Kyiv.