Terrorist's car blown up driving to daughter's school in Russia-occupied Donetsk

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Canan Kevser
16 February 2021, 18:44
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Canan Kevser
16 February 2021, 18:44

According to the media reports, a car has blown up in the Russia-occupied town of Horlivka in Donetsk region, carrying a militia official of Russia-backed separatists on Monday.

The man has identified as Sergei Popov, also known as "Dlinnyi (Long)" or "Duremar (Fool)," the leader of a police unit in a separatist-controlled region in eastern Ukraine.

A bomb was reportedly planted into his car and detonated while he was driving to bring his daughter to school. The girl has survived.

According to the latest information from local media, the doctors assess his condition as moderate. His preliminary diagnosis is multiple shrapnel wounds of the lower extremities, shrapnel fracture of the hip.

Popov was a member of the "Crimean self-defence," an illegal armed formation, during the occupation of the peninsula. Later, he returned to Horlivka, was an ally of terrorists' ex-leader Igor Bezler, nom de guerre "Bes (Devil)."

The so-called "Donetsk People’s Republic" is controlled by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. It is not recognised by Ukraine or the international community. The region called "temporarily occupied territory" according to the Ukrainian government.