“Deputy traffic police chief” Alexander Kolesnikov died when his car was hit by a bomb explosion in Russia-occupied Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, occupation “authorities” said in a Telegram post on Aug. 26.
According to the report, the apparent assassination was carried out via an improvised explosive device affixed to a tree.
Regional governor Serhiy Bratchuk said Ukrainian guerrillas were behind the attack.
“Partisans at work; preliminary reports indicate that local traffic police ‘gauleiter’ Alexander Kolesnikov was the target,” said Bratchuk.
Another collaborator, Ivan Sushko, was killed in an explosion in Mykhailivka, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, on Aug. 24.