In the center of Berdyansk, the car of Artem Bardin, who was appointed by the pro-Russian administration as the “commandant” of the city, was blown up, he was hospitalized in serious condition. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the occupying authorities of the city.
According to the propaganda agency, there was a shootout after the car exploded.
The explosion is also reported on the Telegram channel by the “police” appointed by the pro-Russian administration.
This is not the first attempt on the life of a pro-Russian official since the beginning of the war. Earlier, in the Kherson region, ex-deputy of the Servant of the People party Alexei Kovalev, who had defected to Russia during the war, was killed . According to the Russian Investigative Committee, he was attacked in his house, he died from a gunshot wound.
In early August, Vitaly Gur, the Russian-installed “deputy head” of the Novokakhovka administration for housing and communal services , died while being transported to a Crimean hospital after an assassination attempt was made on him. RIA Novosti reported that the attack on Gur took place near his house: unknown people shot the pro-Russian official with a Makarov pistol, spent PM shells were allegedly found on the spot.
Before that, Vladimir Saldo, the head of the “VGA” of the Kherson region, installed by Russia, was hospitalized , he was connected to a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma. Stroke and heart attack were not confirmed, doctors suspect that he could have been poisoned, Mash and Baza reported, citing sources.
In July, in the Russian-occupied Kharkiv region, a car with a pro-Russian official, Yevgeny Yunakov, appointed by the Russian Federation to the post of head of the village of Veliky Burluk, was blown up, he died. In June, in Kherson, the car of the Russian-appointed head of the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of the so-called military-civilian administration (MAC) of the Kherson region, Dmitry Savluchenko, was blown up, he also died on the spot.