Pro-Russia Kherson collaborator admits fleeing Ukraine for Russia

31 August, 04:27 PM
Pro-Russia Kherson collaborator Kirill Stremousov (Photo:Stremousov/Telegram)

Pro-Russia Kherson collaborator Kirill Stremousov (Photo:Stremousov/Telegram)

Kirill Stremousov, who was “appointed” by Russia as the so-called “deputy head of Kherson regional administration,” has confirmed he’s currently in Russia, in a video statement published on Telegram messenger on Aug. 31.

A recent video where he talked about a fabricated “crushing defeat” of Ukrainian forces near Kherson was recorded in a Marriott hotel in the Russian city of Voronezh.

Stremousov later confirmed he’s in Russia, claiming he had to urgently attend a “communicative leadership seminar” in Voronezh.

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Ukrainian social media users were keen to point out this purported seminar happened to coincide with a Ukrainian counteroffensive near Kherson.

Another collaborator, Yevhen Balytskyi, similarly left Zaporizhzhia Oblast for Russia-occupied Crimea.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine launched their first major counteroffensive in Kherson Oblast on Aug. 29.

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