Top Russian collaborators in occupied Kherson Oblast are out: Vitaly Gura (left) died after being shot, Vladimir Saldo (right) is reportedly in a coma after poisoning
Two top Russian collaborators suffered apparent assassination attempts in Ukraine’s occupied Kherson Oblast, where a partisan resistance is underway. One has died.
Vitaly Gura, the quisling deputy Head of the administration of Nova Kakhovka, was reported to be hospitalised and in serious condition. Explosive shell casings from a Makarov gun were found at the scene of attack. Later, Russia’s state propaganda media RIA reported he died, citing a quisling official of a district in Kherson Oblast, Leontiev.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Saldo, the quisling governor of Russia-occupied Kherson Oblast, has reportedly been taken to the toxicological department of the Moscow Sklifasovsky Institute in a medical coma, Russian media report, citing the Telegram channels Baza and Mash.
He is in serious condition in intensive care, Baza says, citing its sources. The Telegram channel reports that the collaborator was flown in by a special plane from Crimea on 6 August, where he was reportedly hospitalized the previous day.
The toxicological intensive care unit of the institute has the only chemical-toxicological laboratory in Moscow capable of determining poisoning agents, Baza wrote.