Turncoat cop in Melitopol injured in blast

23 March, 06:14 PM
A collaborating policeman was blown up on his way to work (Photo:Іван Федоров/Telegram)

A collaborating policeman was blown up on his way to work (Photo:Іван Федоров/Telegram)

A local collaborator working for the occupation authority’s police service, Serhiy Skovyrko, was the target of an explosion in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol on the morning of March 23, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said on Telegram. 

"It's a turncoat cop, Serhiy Skovyrko, who took the wrong turn on the way to work. Although, he ‘took the wrong turn’ back then when he agreed to collaborate with the enemy," the message reads.

Russia's Investigative Committee claimed that an "improvised explosive device was planted on the police officer's route to work."

Video of day

The explosive went off when the traitor passed by.

The so-called “member of the main council of the Kremlin-installed administration” in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Vladimir Rogov, wrote on Telegram that Skovyrko had been hospitalized with a landmine injury to his leg.

Rogov said Skovyrko’s condition was stable.

Local media outlet RIA Melitopol published a photo of the traitor.

РІА Мелітополь/Telegram
Photo: РІА Мелітополь/Telegram

After the region was occupied, Skovyrko became chief of the district police in the illegal Kremlin-installed police service, RIA Melitopol wrote.

He would always park his car near a fire station out of fear that it could be mined.

A loud explosion was heard in different parts of the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhya Oblast on March 23.

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