Dmitry Savluchenko, a Russian-appointed official in the Kherson government, was killed in a car bomb attack.
Savluchenko, minister of family, youth and sports under the Kherson military-civilian government established by Russia in southern Ukraine, had just entered a car parked in the city center parking lot today when he heard a loud bang.mechanism RIA Novosti let me know.
The explosion set two cars on fire and shattered the windows of a nearby four-story building. Savluchenko was confirmed dead in a car bomb attack.
Savluchenko has been called a “traitor” by some on social media, who say he ran pro-Russian youth groups in the region before being appointed to the new government.
“We have achieved a new victory,” Shershi Kran, a member of the regional council and adviser to the head of the Ukrainian government’s state administration for the Kherson region, wrote on Facebook today. “A pro-Russian traitor was wiped out.”
However, Koran did not specify which unit carried out the car bomb attack on territory controlled by Russian troops.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian army in control of Kherson would “particularly pay attention to this terrorist act”. “This is absolutely a terrorist incident and will be dealt with in that direction,” Peskov said.
Kherson province, located in northern Crimea, was annexed by Russia after a referendum in 2014, following a military operation in Crimea. Ukraine On February 24, the Russian army announced full control of Kherson from mid-March, before establishing a new government there.
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