In recent news, there was an attempt on the life of Oleg Tsaryov, a politician who supports Russia and was born in Ukraine. This incident occurred in Crimea, which is now a part of Russia.
Oleg Tsaryov is in a critical condition after the attack, and there are conflicting reports about how he was harmed.
Vladimir Rogov, a Moscow-backed official in southern Ukraine, mentioned that Tsaryov was shot, not stabbed, as some social media reports suggested.
Tsaryov had previously been considered a potential choice by Russian President Vladimir Putin to lead a new government in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.
However, he denied being handpicked by Putin to lead such a government.
Vladimir Rogov updated people about Oleg Tsaryov’s condition on his Telegram channel and asked for prayers, but he didn’t specify where the shooting took place.
Both Russian and Ukrainian officials have not commented on this incident, and Newsweek has been unable to independently verify the reports.
A Russian military correspondent, Yuri Kotenok, confirmed that Tsaryov is in intensive care due to a gunshot wound, and his condition is severe.
Another source mentioned that Tsaryov was “attacked” but did not provide details.
Reports from Russian media showed ambulances outside Tsaryov’s home in Yalta, Crimea, where the incident occurred.
Oleg Tsaryov used to be a member of the Ukrainian parliament and was sentenced to 12 years in prison in absentia by Ukraine for advocating separatism.
He has been a strong supporter of Russia since 2014 when Crimea was annexed by Russia, and conflict began in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.
Recently, there have been regular strikes in Crimea as part of Ukraine’s efforts to regain control of territory occupied by Russian forces.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his commitment to reversing Russia’s annexation of Crimea.