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Another assassination attempt on employee of occupation administration in Kherson
On August 22, 2022, an attempt was made on the life of Igor Telegin, an employee of the Russian-controlled occupation administration of Kherson region.
On Monday evening, Telegram channel "Ukraine Now" reported, citing intelligence sources, that at 18:20 Telegin's car was blown up. At the time, it was unclear whether or not he was injured.
On August 23, 2022, representatives of the occupation administration confirmed the assassination attempt, stating that Telegin was "alive and well."
"Ukraine Now" reports that Telegin is an associate of former Kherson mayor Volodymyr Saldo, who was declared head of the occupation administration. Russian state media described Telegin as deputy head of the administration's domestic policy department.
Assassination attempts on people cooperating with Russia are not uncommon in the Kherson region. On June 24, Dmitry Savluchenko, an employee of the region's "new authorities," was killed in a car bombing, and on August 6, Vitaly Gura, deputy head of the occupation administration of Novaya Kakhovka, was killed.
Volodymyr Saldo, head of the Russian-controlled Kherson Oblast occupation administration, was taken to a medical facility in Moscow in early August. According to unofficial reports, he was admitted with suspected poisoning.
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