Zakharchenko noted that information about the assassination of the Ministry of state security (MGB) "worked on five points". "The night before last the final stage of the surgery completed. It was planned to undermine me and the procession on Easter. I can say that the MGB worked on five points. Identified the location, was arrested," he said. Earlier, the head of DNR was planning to cancel on Easter night curfew imposed in the breakaway Republic since the beginning of hostilities in the summer of 2014. A curfew operates in all areas from 23:00 to 05:00.

According to Zakharchenko, the attack was being prepared and also on other representatives of DNR management and the preparation was done by employees of the security Service of Ukraine. "These were existing staff of SBU", — he said.

The head of the SBU Basil Gritsak April 19, during a lecture at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute said that the leader of the DND Zakharchenko and the head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter will soon "strip". "Zakharchenko, Carpentry and other terrapower have to think that they just clean up on their hands, too much blood," said Hrytsak (quoted by UNN). "It is necessary not only to shout "Glory to the nation!", need to do, "death to enemies", — told the head of the SBU students.

28 APR the Ministry of construction and housing announced that the Agency prevented an attempt on Zakharchenko in shooting complex "Artemida" in Donetsk. Detained a group arrived from the territory controlled by the Kiev citizens of Ukraine, who had with him disguised as a piece of furniture, a powerful explosive device. Before doing this for a long time accomplices arrested studied routes Zakharchenko and his place of permanent residence.

This is not the only failed assassination attempt on Alexander Zakharchenko. 7 Aug 2014 he headed the Council of Ministers of the DNI, and on August 30 of the same year was fired at his car. In the result, driver was injured, himself Zakharchenko has not suffered. In June of the same year unknown attempt on the life of the former leader of the DNI Dennis Pushilin.

At the end of January 2015 a security guard was killed Zakharchenko. As reported the leader of the guerrilla group "the Shadows" Oleksandr Gladkyy said that the attack was organized by the partisans: "Worked from SVD according to Zakharchenko, but missed".

Zakharchenko included in the sanctions list of the European Union and the United States, Ukraine, he is wanted on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack near Volnovakha in January 2015.