Information about the death of the commandant of Berdyansk Artem Bardin, who was assassinated on September 6, has not been confirmed. This was announced by Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region.
“Thank God, information about the death of the commandant of Berdyansk Artem Bardin is not confirmed. Despite severe injuries, explosive leg amputation and massive blood loss, he is alive. Doctors continue to fight for his life,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.
Earlier that day, Rogov said that information appeared that Bardin had died in hospital from wounds received during the assassination attempt.
Later, the head of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, said that law enforcement agencies of the region opened a criminal case on the fact of the terrorist act committed in Berdyansk on Tuesday. He also noted that those who committed the crime could face up to 15 years in prison.
On September 6, the car of the commandant of Berdyansk was blown up near the city administration building. The injured official was hospitalized in critical condition. As a result of the explosion, three more empty cars were damaged. As Rogov noted, during the explosion, Bardin’s legs were torn off, he lost a lot of blood. The authorities called the incident a terrorist attack.
Before that, on August 26, there was also an explosion in Berdyansk. Cotton thundered near the health-improving center “Krivoy Rog Miner”, in which refugees from Mariupol are staying. The deputy head of the traffic police was injured, as a result of which he died in the city clinical hospital.
Part of the Zaporozhye region (Priazovye) was liberated during a special military operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24.
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