UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – SATURDAY, 6 AUGUST 2022, 14:35
Collaborator Vitalii Hura. Photo: Facebook
Russian Kremlin-aligned media are reporting that there has been an "assassination attempt" on Vitalii Hura, the Russian-appointed so-called "deputy head of the civil and military administration" of occupied Nova Kakhovka in Kherson Oblast. He is in a critical condition in hospital.
Source: Russian Kremlin-aligned media RIA Novosti and TASS; collaborator Kirill Stremousov
Quote: "Unknown assailants shot Hura, likely from a Makarov pistol. Spent cartridges from a Makarov pistol have been found at the crime scene."
Details: The transfer of the collaborator to occupied Crimea is currently being arranged.
Rumours of Hura’s death later emerged online. However, Kirill Stremousov, the so-called "deputy head of the Kherson oblast administration", did not confirm them.
"He is in hospital in a critical condition, in intensive care. We do not confirm his death," Stremousov said.
In early July it was reported that due to the local population’s total resistance against the occupiers in the Kherson region, the occupying administration is being escorted by bodyguards, travelling in armoured vehicles and wearing bulletproof vests.
In July, representatives of the occupying administration of Kherson Oblast reported that an attempt to assassinate Russian proxy governor Volodymyr Saldo had been prevented.
On 11 July an assassination attempt on Russian collaborator Andrii Sihuta in occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, was reported.
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