Senior official of the pro-Russian authorities in the Ukrainian region Kherson He was killed on Friday due to a missile operation by the Ukrainian armed forces, the Russian parliamentarian reported Alexander Malkevich.
“As a result of the guided missile attack launched by the Ukrainian armed forces on the center of Kherson, Alexey Katrinichev died“Number two” in the Kherson region security department, he said on Telegram.
Thus, he indicated that he was a decorated officer and stated that he remained in the position for a month and a half. “Prior to his appointment, he served 25 years in the Border Force and Federal Security Service (FSB) units,” he said.
“They killed him in the room in which he lived,” said the Russian spokesmen, who highlighted the killing of another Kremlin official. Alexey Zuravkowho was also killed on September 25 in another missile operation in Kherson.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to sign on Friday the accession of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk republics, as well as the Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions – partly occupied by Russian forces – after rejecting the referendums of recent days. by the international community.
a Russian attack in ukrainian city Zaporizhia leave at least 25 dead and dozens woundedA Ukrainian official said just hours before Moscow plans to annex more territory from it Ukraine In the escalation of the conflict for seven months.
district governor ZaporizhiaThis was stated by Oleksandr Staruch in a statement posted on the Internet. He pointed out that there is at least 50 wounded After Russian forces attacked a humanitarian convoy that was on its way to the Russian-occupied territories.
The attack comes at a time Moscow Preparing to annex four regions to Russia After the referendum, which was criticized by the international community as part of its invasion Ukraine. These areas include nearby areas Zaporizhiabut not the city that is still under Ukrainian control.
Staruch He said that the people traveling in the caravan were planning to travel to the occupied territories Russia To pick up relatives and take them to safety. He added that there are already rescue teams at the site of the attack.
Annexation, celebrations and festivals planned in Moscow and occupied territories, will happen only days after the supposed vote Passed referendums run by Russia described by the Ukrainian and Western authorities Illegal, compulsory and counterfeit.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov He told the press that four regions of Ukraine: Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and ZaporizhzhyaYou will join Russia at a party attended by the President Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to deliver an important speech. Peskov said pro-Russian officials in the regions would sign treaties to join Russia at St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin.
In response apparently, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky He called an emergency meeting for Friday with the National Security and Defense Council.
(With information from Europe Press)