Russian-appointed head of Zaporizhzhia Ivan Sushko killed in car bomb explosion

Russian-appointed head of Zaporizhzhia Ivan Sushko killed in car bomb explosion Credit: Twitter @LXSummer1

The Russian-appointed head of the Zaporizhzhia regional state administration, Ivan Sushko, has been killed, as reported by member of the Zaporizhzhya regional state administration’s main council, Volodymyr Rogov, on Wednesday, August 24.

The Russian-appointed head of Zaporizhzhia’s car was blown up after the bomb was placed under the seat. As a result of the explosion, Ivan Sushko was wounded and taken to hospital in a critical condition where he died shortly afterwards.

The advisor to the mayor of the city of Mariupol, also shared the news on his Telegram stating:

“First greetings on Independence Day from Zaporizhzhya. In Zaporizhzhya region, Ivan Sushko, head of the Mykhailivka city state administration, died as a result of a deliberate car bombing.
Minus the gloom – plus for Peremogu!”

The news also broke on Twitter where one user posted:

“Just FYI ❗Again one less.
The head of the administration of Mikhailovka in the Zaporozhye region, Ivan Sushko, died in a car explosion 💥. The IED was placed under the seat.”

Another user posted:

“In the Zaporizhzhya region, Mykhailivka, Russian-appointed head of the village Ivan Sushko was blown up in his own car. An explosive device was planted under the seat of his car, and he died in hospital from injuries. – Russian media reports”

The news follows reports of the former Mayor Yevgeny Roizman being detained in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

A criminal case has been opened against him under an article on fakes aimed at discrediting the Russian army, as reported on Wednesday, August 24.


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