Appointed by the pro-Russian administration as the "commandant" of Berdyansk, Artem Bardin, who was seriously injured during the explosion of his car, died in the hospital. This was reported by the propaganda military commander Yuri Kotenok in Telegram.
According to the correspondent, Bardin's injuries were incompatible with life.
Updated: the authorities of the Zaporozhye region confirmed to RIA Novosti that the "commandant" died from his wounds.
On September 6, Bardin's car was blown up in the center of Berdyansk, and he was hospitalized in serious condition. There was a shootout after the car exploded.
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, the “deputy head” of the Novokakhovka administration for housing and communal services, Vitaly Gur, installed by Russia, died while being transported to a Crimean hospital after being shot with a Makarov pistol.
In July, in the Russian-occupied Kharkiv region, a car with another 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.