MELITOPOL, November 11. /TASS/. Following an assassination attempt on the regional deputy minister of culture, sports and tourism, anyone seeking to destabilize the peace in the Zaporozhye Region will be investigated, Acting Governor Yevgeny Balitsky vowed.
"An attempt on the life of the Zaporozhye Region’s Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Andrey Boiko was made in Melitopol this morning," he wrote on Telegram. "Investigations will be conducted into everyone who is somehow involved in destabilizing the peace in the Zaporozhye Region," Balitsky added.
A law enforcement official told reporters on Friday morning that terrorists had planted an explosive device into the storm drain near the canopy above the entrance to the apartment building where the deputy minister lived. The explosive device went off when he came out. The official suffered a mild concussion.