Kirill Stremousov is One of the most senior Russian-appointed officials in occupied Ukrainian territory. He has been killed, by Russian officials and state news agencies.
A Russian-installed official in Ukraine’s Kirill Stremousov area dies in a car crash
According to Russian authorities and state news organizations, one of the most senior Russian-appointed officials in seized Ukrainian territory has died. According to the press secretary for the territory’s head, Kirill Stremousov, the deputy leader of the Kherson region in southern Ukraine who had been nominated by Russia, was killed in a car accident.
In a significant blow to recent Ukrainian gains, Russia also ordered a pullback from the west bank of the Dnipro River across the Kherson area on Wednesday. According to the Crimean health minister and the Russian official media outlet Vesti (VGTRK), Stremousov was killed in an accident on the route between Kherson and Armyansk. 45 years old was Stremousov.
The Russian-appointed “head” of Kherson, Vladimir Saldo, also made the announcement of his death in a Telegram post, writing: “It is extremely difficult for me to report that Kirill Stremousov passed away today. He passed away while traveling through the Kherson area in an automobile accident. According to Russian official media, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ordered the removal of Russian soldiers from the Dnipro’s west bank later on Wednesday.
Since Ukrainian troops overran the northern Kharkiv area in September, this would represent the war’s most important military development. As Ukrainian soldiers march in two directions into the city of Kherson, Shoigu gave the command.
Experts on Telegram
According to previous reports from a local Ukrainian official and Russian military experts on Telegram, Russian troops have also demolished bridges that span across the area of Kherson that is under occupation to the west of the Dnipro.
Stremousov was a player in organizing and supporting the referendum on Kherson’s illegal annexation by Russia. More recently, he had been the impetus behind the evacuation of people from Kherson’s west bank as Ukrainian forces moved into the Dnipro.
Kirill Stremousov holds a Ukraine citizen and belongs to a white ethnic group.