After the shooting, Gubarev's car crashed into a pole.
Russian media claims that at this point Pavel Gubarev is at a hospital in Rostov-on-Don in critical condition.
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According to RIA Novosti citing Gubarev's colleague Miroslav Rudenko, the persons accompanying the former "people's governor" of the Donbas were not injured in the shooting.
"Pavel was returning from the Rostov region, when in the territory of the DPR his car was attacked by gunmen. Having lost control, the car crashed into a tree," Rudenko said.
Gubarev proclaimed himself the leader of the DPR militants during the riots in Donetsk in March 2014. For a period of time Gubarev was held by the Ukrainian security forces, but in May was exchanged and returned to the terrorists.