According to UNIAN, a man’s body with a gunshot wound to the head was found in his home in Hola Pristane, Ukraine.
On the evening of August 28, one of the first to report the killing of O.Kovalyov was Serhiy Khlan, the deputy of the administration of the Kherson region, who noted that the information needed to be clarified.
“Information was received that the traitor, former People’s Deputy Oleksijs Kovaliovas, was killed. The data needs to be clarified, but it is interesting that the propaganda media also reported on the death of their “minister”, although they immediately deleted it,” noted S. Khlan.
This information was later confirmed by journalist Andrijus Tsaplienka. He specified that the woman with whom he lived was found unconscious with a cut wound in the throat, put in intensive care, but later died.
“There are many “policemen” of the occupation regime near his house,” a journalist told the situation late Sunday evening. A. Tsaplienka also reminded that there were already attempts to kill O. Kovaliov.
Russian occupiers posted a video on social media showing him in a hospital ward. “I was not intimidated, so I will continue to work with people in my constituency until the end of my term in 2023,” O. Kovaliovas said then.
In April, the State Investigation Bureau of Ukraine opened a criminal case against O. Kovaliov for treason and complicity with the aggressor state. The collaborator moved to the temporarily occupied territory in the Kherson region after the large-scale Russian invasion and helped the occupying forces.
During the investigation, it was established that at the beginning of July, O.Kovalyov took the position of deputy chairman of the “Government of the Kherson region” illegally created by the Russian occupation administration. Also, the companies under his control supplied products to Crimea and imported fuel and lubricants from the Russian-occupied peninsula to the Kherson region.
Later, O. Kovaliov’s detention without alternative to bail was indicated, he was added to the list of wanted persons.
July 16 The Ukrainian court seized O. Kovaliov’s property. In particular, the shares were seized, as well as his bank accounts. The total value of the companies is more than 4.7 million. UAH.
Prepared according to UNIAN inf.