Vitali Goura, deputy head of the administration of Nova Kakhovka, was seriously injured Saturday morning after “an attack” at his home and suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
An official of the Russian occupation administration in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson has succumbed to his injuries after an attack, local authorities appointed by Moscow have announced.
“Vitali Goura, deputy head of the administration of Nova Kakhovka, in charge of communal services, died of his injuries,” local official Katerina Goubareva said on Saturday evening, relayed on Telegram by this administration.
This executive was seriously injured Saturday morning after “an attack” at his home and suffered multiple gunshot wounds, said an anonymous source from this administration, quoted by the TASS agency.
The locality of Nova Kakhovka, on the Dnieper and under Russian control, is located about 80 km east of the city of Kherson.
Several officials appointed by Moscow targeted by attacks
In recent months, several officials appointed by the Russians in the Ukrainian territories they conquered have been the target of attacks.
Since a large part of the Kherson region and part of that of Zaporijjia have been taken, the Kremlin has been pursuing a policy of Russification there with a view to possible annexation. Moscow introduced the ruble there and encourages their inhabitants to receive Russian passports.
At the same time, the Ukrainian army has been carrying out counter-offensives on the Kherson front for several weeks. It has managed to regain ground and get closer to this city of 290,000 inhabitants, but has not yet managed to break through the Russian defenses deeply.
Source: BFM TV