Vladimir Kononov (Donetsk People's Republic)
Kononov in the 2015 DPR Victory Day Parade
|Minister of Defence of the Donetsk People's Republic|
15 August 2014
|Prime Minister||Alexander Zakharchenko|
|Preceded by||Igor Strelkov|
October 14, 1974 |
Hirske, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Battles/wars||War in Donbass|
Vladimir Petrovich Kononov (Russian: Влади́мир Петро́вич Ко́нонов; born October 14, 1974; nom de guerre Tsar) is the Defence Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. His appointment was confirmed on August 15, 2014, after the resignation of Igor Girkin. Kononov is a Donetsk local. In 2014, he was a Lieutenant colonel, and by 2015 was promoted to Major general.
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