A number of news outlets have been silent since last Friday, others make no mention of events in Lugansk, or only repeat the barest details as given by LNR prosecutor Rakhno, a man who looked uncomfortable as he gave the briefing. Cossack news is one of those who are now silent.
I do not doubt that some here have seen the post by admin of another forum stating that Vitaly Kiselev was in fact killed, not shot then put in hospital. No other source is confirming this so I cannot say if it is true or not, but I strongly suspect it is true, we will see soon enough I think, and one source, not as reliable, says Kiselev is not in intensive care, as some say, but if you are dead, then probably not.....
Generally the major commentators hold back from expressing any opinion. Rozhin was asked directly what happens, but sidestepped and referred to comments he made more than a year ago about what happens in Lugansk. However, beyond the official version, that has no credibility, three versions of what happened have been posted.
1. There was no coup attempt and Plotnitsky simply decided to deal with internal opposition to him.
2. There was a coup attempt, and with the purpose of removing Plotnitsky and then saying to Moscow, "We got rid of this idiot, now choose one of us to lead LNR".
3. There was disagreement between Plotnitsky and part of Kremlin, and disagreement within Kremlin which led to an "order" being given to those in Lugansk opposed to Plotnitsky to launch a coup, and this then failed, and is a major reason for the great silence as people do not know what to say, at least not while the picture in the shattered jigsaw is still very unclear.
All work on assumption that it was internal, or at least had no input from Kiev, which I agree with. Of the three scenarios I completely discount 3. Between version 1 and 2, then 2 seems more likely, and I base that on it still seeming that there was a rebellion in Alchevsk, but zero news of this, tho it is becoming more widely accepted that something serious occured, and still some uncomfortable rumors.