This week, Ukraine officials admitted to taking out a top Russian official.
Mikhail Filiponenko, a deputy in the pro-Moscow Lugansk regional parliament and a former police chief, was killed in a car bomb explosion.
Ukraine took responsibility for the hit, calling it a warning.
You’ve Been Warned
This was actually the second time Filiponenko had been targeted.
The first time, unsuccessfully, happened in February 2022.
In this bombing, Ukraine hit Filiponenko while he was in his SUV.
Pictures surfaced of the attack, which is when Ukraine’s military spy agency confirmed that it was responsible for the bombing, along with local “resistance” forces.
The agency stated that it targeted him as a “war criminal” and “executioner” who ran “torture camps.”
The agency claimed, “Filiponenko himself personally brutally tortured people.”
The bombing was called a warning to “traitors to Ukraine and collaborators with terrorist Russia in temporarily occupied territories … will receive just retribution!
“The hunt continues!”
Russia has classified the attack as an “act of terror.”
Leonid Pasechnik, the Moscow-installed head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, stated, “We lost a smart, kind, positive person, a real patriot of the Luhansk homeland and its brave defender.”
Source: New York Post