At the time of the explosion, the writer and co-chairman of the Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth political party Zakhar Prilepin was in the driver’s seat of his car, and the deceased Alexander Shubin was sitting in the passenger seat. Prilepin, who came out of a medical sleep, announced this in his Telegram channel.
“My dear person, who worked as my guardian angel for 8 years, died. Sasha “Evil” Shubin. Fearless soldier and friend and brother. They just gave me a phone. There is some confusion in the media. Sasha rode on the right in the passenger seat. I was driving. The explosion occurred under his wheel,” he wrote.
Prilepin added that after the explosion he lost consciousness for a couple of minutes, “woke up and crawled to the broken windshield.” Local residents came to the rescue to help him get out of the blown up car.
According to the politician, he really has fractures of both legs, one of them is open.
“I asked to bring my phone from the car, and immediately gave all the orders, because everything was clear, as soon as I woke up. Then a neighbor gave me an anesthetic [an injection],” said Zakhar Prilepin.
He thanked the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin for promptly sending a helicopter to the scene of the explosion. “It’s 3 hours from there to the city and I’m not very sure that I would have made it in my right mind. The helicopter flew in 16 minutes,” he added.
In addition, Prilepin confirmed that he had dropped his daughter out of the car five minutes before the explosion.
“I was informed that there were two mines. But this guy got scared and immediately ran away after the explosion of the first one. If I had blown up the second one, everyone would have died, ”Prilepin’s post says.
Finally, he thanked everyone for their prayers and words of support.
“Thanks to everyone who prayed, because it was still impossible to survive in such an explosion,” Prilepin emphasized.
In addition, he promised “to complete the construction of a chapel in our village in honor of St. Alexander.” “I tell the demons: you will not intimidate anyone. God exists. We will win,” he concluded.
To blow up Prilepin’s car, anti-tank mines with a plastid charge were used, the Baza Telegram channel reported earlier. The explosive device was located at the bottom of the car’s engine. Its mass was at least 3 kilograms in TNT equivalent.
Sappers continue to work at the site of the explosion near the Nizhny Novgorod village of Pionersky. It is noted that the scene is being examined for the presence of explosive objects and explosives.
On May 6, an Audi Q7 car carrying Zakhar Prilepin exploded on a highway in the Borsky district of Nizhny Novgorod. Doctors hospitalized the writer with a wound in both legs. Prilepin was returning from the Donbass to the Nizhny Novgorod region.
Alexander Permyakov, suspected of attempting to assassinate a politician, confessed, the 112 Telegram channel reports.
A native of Donbass admitted that several years ago he was recruited by one of the Ukrainian special services and passed information to them in exchange for money.
“The last task was to obtain a Russian passport and move. The next step is the liquidation of Zakhar Prilepin, ”the message says. The suspect followed the writer for several days, after which he buried anti-tank mines on the way to his house. As a result, Prilepin’s car ran into one of the mines.