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    On Saturday, an attempt was made on the mayor of Mariupol Konstantin Ivashchenko, he was not injured. This was reported on August 20 by TASS with reference to the mayor’s office of the city.

    “Yes, it was, everyone is alive, everything is in order,” said the agency’s interlocutor, answering a question about the attempt.

    According to the correspondent of the publication, the territory of the Mariupol Zoo – the site of the assassination attempt – is cordoned off by law enforcement officers. According to the police, there were no casualties.

    Earlier, information about the incident appeared in the Telegram channel Reporter Rudenko V:

    “In the city of Mariupol, an attempt was made on the life of the mayor of the city Konstantin Ivashchenko.

    Sappers are working at the site of the explosion. There was more than one supposedly triggered IED,” the message says.

    Who is Ivashchenko …

    Ivashchenko is 58 years old, he was born in the city of Zhdanov in 1963 (as Mariupol was then called). He was a member of the Party of Regions, the Nashi party and the Opposition Platform – For Life.

    He was a deputy of the Mariupol City Council 2010-2014 and from 2020. After the start of the Russian special operation the United States imposed personal sanctions against Ivashchenko.

    In June 2022, he also headed the Headquarters of the Territorial Defense of the DPR in Mariupol. On April 9, the prosecutor’s office of the Donetsk region of Ukraine notified Ivashchenko in absentia of suspicion of high treason committed under martial law.

    …and who held the post of mayor of Mariupol

    The last time the elections of the mayor were held in Mariupol in 2020. Then Vadim Boychenko, who had already led the city since 2015, was elected mayor. He is 45 years old.

    Interestingly, on the eve of the 2020 local elections, the largest faction in the city council, the Opposition Bloc, was renamed the Vadym Boychenko Bloc. 64.5% of voters voted for Boychenko’s candidacy.

    With the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, he left Mariupol.

    Previous assassination attempts

    July 11 at The Zaporozhye region of Ukraine was informed about the assassination attempt on the head of the administration of the Melitopol district, Andriy Siguta. He was not injured, the attacker was eliminated. At the same time, in Kherson, they managed to detect and neutralize an improvised explosive device planted on the route of the car of the head of the regional administration Vladimir Saldo.

    And in early August, Saldo was hospitalized with suspected poisoning, his duties are Chairman of the government of the Kherson region of Ukraine Sergiy Eliseev. Later it became known that Saldo was put into a medically induced coma and transported for treatment to the Research Institute. Sklifosovsky in Moscow.

    According to the Telegram channel Baza, with reference to sources at the institute, the paragraph about “poisoning by an unknown substance” disappeared from the diagnosis of Balance.

    At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on Saturday informed about the incident with the Russian military, in whose bodies a poisonous substance – botulinum toxin type “B” was found. “Taking into account the evidence received, the use of chemical warfare agents against the head of the administration of the Kherson region of Ukraine, Volodymyr Saldo, is additionally being investigated ,” the department said. Against this background, the condition of the Balance itself has improved – it is on the mend, his colleagues reported on August 20. he passed away. And two weeks ago, on August 6, Vitaly Gura, deputy head of the administration of Nova Kakhovka, died as a result of an assassination attempt.

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