This event was captured and shared by the Ukrainian media outlet, Ukrainska Pravda. The Ukrainian security service, known as the SBU, has been linked to the incident.
However, it remains uncertain whether the SBU orchestrated the explosion directly. This unsettling event transpired in Oleshky, a town under Russian control, located in Ukraine's southern Kherson region.
The aftermath of the explosion was devastating. One officer from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) lost his life on the spot, while another was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.
Additionally, three Russian soldiers, who were accompanying the vehicle, sustained injuries. These FSB officers, who became the targets of this alleged assault, were stationed in Skadovsk, a port city on the Black Sea coast in Kherson that is currently under Russian occupation. According to reports, these officers frequently traveled to Oleshky to conduct "filtration activities" and were accused of torturing Ukrainian citizens.
The authenticity of the video shared by Ukrainska Pravda has not been independently confirmed by other media. Maria Avdeeva, the research director at the European Expert Association in Ukraine, postulated that local partisan forces might have orchestrated the car bombing. She expressed her views on a social media platform, emphasizing that these partisan groups not only induce terror among the occupying forces but also kindle hope for liberation among the locals.
This car explosion is not an isolated incident. Just a week prior, another significant event unfolded when the Ukrainian military successfully targeted and destroyed a Russian radar system situated in the Kherson region.