As Kyiv counterattacks in the south, “Ukraine is taking back its own,” says Zelensky

As Kyiv counterattacks in the south, "Ukraine is taking back its own," says Zelensky

A former Ukrainian MP who became part of the Russian occupation was killed

Former pro-Zelenskyi Ukrainian MP Alexei Kovalev, who joined Russian occupation forces in the Kherson region, has been killed, Russian investigators said Monday. “Alexei Kovalev, deputy head of the military and civil administration in the Kherson region, in charge of agricultural issues, died of bullet wounds”The Russian Investigative Committee said on its Telegram account.

“The attack took place on August 28 at his house. A young woman who lived with the deceased was also a victim of the criminals., added the committee responsible in Russia for major criminal cases, without giving further details. In recent months, several officers stationed in Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories have been injured or killed in attacks.

33-year-old Alexei Kovalev was elected as a deputy of the Kherson region in 2019 and joined President Volodymyr Zelensky’s group in the Ukrainian parliament. After the attack on the Kremlin in late February and the capture of the Kherson region, he joined the occupation regime.

As reported by Moscow Bureau Chief Max Seddon British newspaper Financial TimesAlexei Kovalev met in June with the Kremlin official in charge of the Russian invasion: “Russia is here for real and good. » A few weeks later, Russia took the blame “Ukrainian Special Services” For trying to kill him.

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