Ukraine: Russia-installed deputy head of Melitopol survives assassination attempt

An attempt was reportedly made on the life of a Kremlin-installed leader in the occupied city of Melitopol in southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region on Tuesday.

Nikolai Volyk, the deputy head of Melitopol, was leaving his home when an improvised explosive device detonated, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Baza, a Russian Telegram channel that regularly posts information about security issues within the country, reported that explosives were placed on a lamp post located some eight meters (26 feet) from the entrance to Volyk’s home. The improvised explosive device was detonated remotely, Baza reported, citing investigators.

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Source: Newsweek