Kirill Stremousov, the Russian-installed deputy head of Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday, Russian state news agencies reported.
Stremousov was one of the most prominent public faces of the Russian occupation of Ukraine and used social media to make aggressive statements, the latest of which appeared Wednesday morning.
TASS news agency said the press service of the region’s chief had confirmed his death. The exact circumstances were unclear.
Russia last month annexed the southern region of Kherson and three other regions of Ukraine after staging what it called referendums, which were denounced by Kiev and the West as illegal shams.
Stremousov had posted regular video updates on social media – including in vehicles traveling at high speed – about the situation on the front lines.
Lately, he had urged civilians to evacuate the western bank of the Dnipro River in the face of an increasing Ukrainian counter-offensive to reclaim territory occupied by Russian forces in the early days of the war.
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