August 6th, 2016 –
Semen Doroshenko, PolitNavigator –
Translated by J. Arnoldski
Media reports have appeared with details of today’s assassination attempt on LPR head Igor Plotnitsky, whose Toyota car was blown up in Lugansk.
As the Lugansk publication Lits reports, the attempt was made in Lugansk at the intersection of Karpinsky and Vatutin streets. The car was blown up by a landmine. Several people were injured during the explosion and the facades of adjacent buildings were damaged.
It has been reported that the whole area within a kilometer radius of the incident has been closed off by police. An investigation of the incident has been launched.
Plotnitsky himself is in the hospital in serious condition. Reports have so far said that he was injured.
An informed source from the medical service of the Lugansk People’s Republic has reported to Russian Spring that Plotnitsky is currently in critical condition in the hospital.
The two who accompanied the head of the LPR are also in critical condition at the regional traumotology department. The building is surrounded by machine-gun-armed guards.
In addition, a video from the scene of the explosion has surfaced on social networks.
As Russian Spring was reported earlier by the People’s Militia of the LPR, the improvised explosive device was fixed on a pole which broke off during the explosion and landed near the road.