In Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, unknown persons attempted to assassinate the deputy head of the local administration Vitaly Gur.

According to RIA Novosti, he was shot with a Makarov pistol. After the assassination attempt, the pro-Russian official was taken to the hospital in a serious condition.

Earlier it was reported that the head of the provisional administration of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo hospitalized suspected of having a heart attack or stroke. Doctors do not rule out that the official could have been poisoned. Doctors are fighting for the life of Saldo, who is in a coma.