As a result of an explosion in the center of Lugansk, LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet was wounded, TASS and RIA Novosti report, citing law enforcement sources. Military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Day 446 During an explosion in Lugansk, the acting head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic Kornet was wounded, RIA Novosti reports citing… 15 May 23:43
“Heavily wounded. They tried on him. In intensive care, ”said TASS in the law enforcement agencies of the region.
An explosion took place in a barbershop on Demekhina Street, where Kornet was a regular customer, writes Shot. It is also known that the explosion took place on the ground floor of the apartment building where The Brothers Barbershop is located, where the explosive device was allegedly planted.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko said that Kornet’s condition after the assassination attempt was stable.
“According to the doctors, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, Igor Kornet, is alive, his condition is stable,” Marochko wrote on Telegram.
According to the source of Izvestia, Cornet is now connected to a ventilator. He has already undergone hours of surgery.
The lieutenant general, according to the newspaper, was diagnosed with hemothorax, a closed craniocerebral injury and concussion. He has mine-explosive wounds and open lacerations of his hands. close 100%
At the scene of an explosion near a barbershop in Lugansk. An explosion in the center of Lugansk occurred in a barbershop, in the immediate vicinity of the Republican TV building, on May 15, 2023RIA News
What is known about the explosion
Earlier, Leonid Pasechnik, acting head of the LPR, reported about the explosion in the center of Lugansk. “The explosion thundered in the very center of Lugansk at rush hour, on Demekhina Street. Unfortunately, there are victims,” he said.
As a result of the explosion, which occurred around 13:30 Moscow time, the windows and doors of the barbershop were damaged.
“Cotton is strong. We ran out into the street, saw people who were lying. They were waiting for an ambulance. They were very worried. Doctors gave people first aid. Three people were lying on the ground, ”one of the eyewitnesses told Readovka.
According to the latest information, a passer-by was killed as a result of the explosion. In addition, three guards were injured, they are in serious condition.
“As a result of the assassination attempt on Igor Kornet, one civilian was killed, at the time of the explosion a man was passing by. Three people among the guards of the minister were injured and are in serious condition,” the police said.
A number of media outlets also reported on an injured teenager.
After the explosion in Lugansk, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened cases of attempted murder and encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer. A case has also been opened on the illegal acquisition of explosives.
Who is Igor Kornet
The victim Kornet was considered one of the most influential security officials in the LPR. Previously, he worked as an investigator for the criminal investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, and in August 2014 he headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the self-proclaimed republic.
In 2017, Igor Plotnitsky, then head of the LPR, dismissed Kornet, bringing a number of charges against him, including the seizure of other people’s property. After that, Kornet brought security forces into the center of Lugansk, and Plotnitsky himself was forced to flee.
Cornet was sanctioned by 27 EU countries, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Japan and Ukraine.