Denis Pushilin, head of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic,” a Russian puppet authority in Donbas, has been injured near Lyman, Luhansk oblast, Ukrainian Interior Ministry official Victor Andrusiv said in a Telegram post on June 1.
UPDATE: Russian media, including the TASS news agency, has refuted the information about Pushilin's alleged injury. He said he spend all day in Mariupol.
“I can confirm that Pushilin was wounded in Lyman; unfortunately – only wounded,” said Andrusiv.
At the same time, no details about the nature and severity of Pushilin’s injuries were revealed.
Earlier reports suggested Pushilin was caught in the middle of a Ukrainian artillery strike, along with scores of Russian Chechen troops and occupation “authorities.”