Ukraine: dead top official of the Russian occupation forces of Lugansk after explosion

A local official of her occupation forces in , Valeri Chika, was killed today (01.04.2024) by the explosion of a trapped car in Starobelsk, as announced by pro-Russian authorities. The man was killed by the firing of an unknown mechanism installed in the vehicle, the local Research Committee in Lugansk reported. An investigation began for “terrorist energy”, according to the same source, which added that the circumstances of the incident have not yet been clarified. In the past, attacks with explosive vehicles, attributed to Ukraine, have repeatedly targeted provoking officials in occupied Ukrainian areas. “Our partner was killed”, wrote Starobelsk municipal authority head Vladimir Chernev on Telegram, adding that an investigation is ongoing. Valeri Chaika held a managerial position in the administrative services of the Starobelsk region.