The Russian-appointed governor of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region said an assassination attempt was made on a Russian-appointed court chairman there.
“As a result of the assassination attempt, the judge was not injured, but two guards were injured, they are in a medical facility, they are provided with all the necessary assistance,” the governor, Yevgeny Balitsky, said on his Telegram channel.
The Zaporizhzhia judge is the latest target in a string of assassination attempts in Russian-occupied Melitopol in the last few weeks.
Last week, the deputy head of Melitopol's regional police department was hospitalized after an improvised explosive device went off outside a gate of a residential building.
On April 27, another police chief in Melitopol, Oleksandr Mishchenko, was killed when an improvised device exploded at the entrance to an apartment building.