Deputy head of security of the pro-Russian Kherson government Katerinichev was killed in an air strike with a HIMARS rocket system.
“The first deputy head of the Kherson government security forces Alexey Katerinichev was killed by the Ukrainian army’s raid on the Kherson center,” local officials said on September 30.
Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Kherson administration appointed by Russia, later announced that Katerinichev was killed in an ambush by Ukraine’s High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS). “Two rockets hit the house where Katerinichev was living,” Stremousov said.
Mr. Katerinichev has worked for 25 years for the Russian border guards and held many positions in the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). From 2021, he holds the position of deputy leader of the Center for Coordination of High Risk Response Operations.
Several officials appointed by Russian forces in Ukraine were recently killed or wounded in attacks. Artem Bardin, commander of the military service in Berdyansk, was killed on September 6 in a car bomb attack near the local government office.
The head of the prosecutor’s office of the separatist government in Lugansk province Sergei Gorenko and his deputy were killed on September 16 in a bomb attack on their offices.
Ngoc Anh (Theo AFP/TASS)