A local leader in the Russian-controlled city of Berdyansk has survived a car blast, according to a medical official
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Artyom Bardin, the head of the Russian-controlled military-civilian administration in the southern Ukrainian city of Berdyansk, is still alive, a medical chief with the Berdyansk Healthcare Department, Nikolay Miroshnichenko, has confirmed. Bardin was reported dead on Monday after his car was blown up in what the local authorities called a terrorist attack.
Bardin was hospitalized in serious condition and the local authorities confirmed his death to journalists later on Monday. Miroshnichenko denied these reports by saying that the military governor is still alive as of Tuesday evening. The official also described the governor’s condition as “serious but stable.”
The governor’s car was rocked by an explosion as it was parked near the city administration office. Three other civilian vehicles were damaged in the blast, Russian media outlets reported.
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporozhye Region administration, blamed the attack on the “terrorists of the Zelensky regime,” referring to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. No suspects have been officially identified so far.