Pro-Russian separatist leader Igor Strelkov has resigned, the rebel group Donetsk Republic said on its website.
It said Vladimir Kononov would replace Strelkov as the new military commander.
Strelkov's resignation is the third change at top of the rebel leadership in the past week.
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