Russian navy commander assassinated in Krasnodar
The representative who announced the news adds that a murder investigation is ongoing.
A representative of law enforcement agencies confirmed to TASS on Monday that the deputy head of the mobilization department at the administration of the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, Stanislav Rzhitsky, was fatally shot in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar.
"Stanislav Rzhitsky, a deputy head of the municipal mobilization department has been killed in Krasnodar. Tentatively, the man suffered several gunshots from an assailant, who then made a getaway. The motive for the crime is being established. Work is underway to identify the assailants," the representative said.
They added that a murder investigation is ongoing, especially since Rzhitsky had a military rank of navy commander and was in charge of the Krasnodar submarine.
According to CNN, Rzhitsky was shot while jogging in the ’30th Anniversary of Victory’ park in Krasnodar around 6 am.
Ukraine’s Intelligence stated that "he was shot seven times with a Makarov pistol. As a result of the gunshot wounds, Rzhitsky died on the spot,” adding that “due to heavy rain, the park was deserted, so there were no witnesses who could provide details or identify the attacker.”
CNN, citing Russian media, claimed that Rzhitsky’s killer may have used Strava, a widely available app used by runners and cyclists, to track him. Rzhitsky’s jogging and cycling routes appear on a Strava account under Rzhitsky's name.
The Russian media outlet, Tsargrad, said the killer “planned the murder so carefully that the moment of the attack did not appear on any CCTV cameras,” adding that “the killer waited in the park near the sports complex ‘Olympus,’ where Rzhitsky regularly made morning jogs... the shooter is on the run.”