Ukrainian ‘terrorists’ killed local village head Andrey Shtepa, regional authorities report
The head of the village of Lyubimovka in Russia’s Kherson region, Andrey Shtepa, was killed on Thursday, according to the regional administration’s official Telegram channel.
“Today Ukrainian terrorists attempted to attack the head of the village of Lyubimovka in the municipal district of Kakhovka, as a result of which he died”, the statement read, adding that the attack was carried out using a car bomb.
“Andrei Shtepa was a true professional and a fearless person who selflessly led the evacuation and remained in his native village until the end, fulfilling his duties, despite the threat to life”, report the authorities.
Kherson officials say they have now launched a criminal investigation into the attack and are committed to finding everyone responsible for the attack. “inhuman crime” and punish them to the fullest extent of Russian law.
This fall, the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye as well as the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk officially joined Russia after voting overwhelmingly in favor of the decision in referendums. kyiv has rejected the referendum results and pledged to use military force to drive Russia out of all land Ukraine considers its own.
The incident comes as kyiv has warned that there will be more explosions on Russian territory as long as Moscow continues its military operation in Ukraine.
While Ukrainian officials have not claimed responsibility for acts such as the car bombing of journalist Darya Dugina in August or the truck bombing of the Crimean Bridge in October, the head of the Council National Security and Defense Force of Ukraine, Alexey Danilov, said on Wednesday that if Moscow continues its policy “there will be explosions” in many cities of Russia.
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