Russia's occupation of Mariupol in March sparked large pro-Ukrainian protests. (file photo)
A Russia-installed official in Ukraine's occupied city of Melitopol in the Zaporizhzhya region has survived an apparent assassination attempt. The city's de facto Deputy Sports Minister Andrei Boiko was hospitalized with bruising and minor injuries after an explosive device detonated when he was leaving his apartment block, Russian media reported on November 11. Since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine in February, several Russia-appointed officials in territories occupied by Russian troops have been killed or wounded in assassination attacks. To read the original story from RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here .