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The car turned over and was torn into two parts, a deep crater formed at the site of the explosion.

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On May 6, in the village of Pionersky, Nizhny Novgorod Region, an Audi Q7 exploded, in which was the co-chairman of the Just Russia – For Truth party, writer Zakhar Prilepin, as well as his driver and security guard, 27-year-old native of Lugansk Alexander Shubin.

An explosive device was planted along the route of the car and activated remotely, the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported. The power of the explosion was more than 2 kg of TNT.

The explosion turned the car upside down and tore it into two parts, at the site of the explosion, as can be seen from the photo, a deep crater formed. Prilepin was hospitalized in the regional clinical hospital named after. Semashko with wounds on both legs. According to the head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin, after the operation, the victim was put into a medical sleep for further recovery.

The driver Alexander Shubin died as a result of the explosion. It is reported that before and after the start of the SVO, Shubin served together with Prilepin, including as part of the Oplot battalion of the Russian Guard.

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According to the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Irina Volk, the suspect in blowing up the car was detained in hot pursuit. The arrest was carried out by Police Lieutenant Colonel Ekaterina Sirotina, Major Alexander Sokolov and Lieutenant Dmitry Voevodin. They will receive departmental awards.

According to the source, the detainee turned out to be a native of Ukraine, Alexander Permyakov, born in 1993, previously convicted of robbery. He confessed to working for the Ukrainian security services and to setting off the bomb.

It is reported that in Moscow and the Moscow region, a search is underway for accomplices of the undermining. An apartment was found where an explosive device could have been assembled. The Investigative Committee opened a case under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Act of Terrorism”). The Nizhny Novgorod prosecutor’s office began an investigation. The “Interception” plan has been introduced in the region, the police stop all suspicious cars.

In September 2022, Prilepin’s close friend, actor and director Sergei Puskepalis, died in a car accident. “Driving” can be read in Odnoklassniki.


Photo: Telegram / Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

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