Ex-deputy mayor, Tsunami battalion commander killed in Odesa as a result of Russian missile attack

Serhiy Tetyukhin and Oleksandr Hostyshchev
Serhiy Tetyukhin and Oleksandr Hostyshchev

A Russian missile attack on Odesa on March 15, killed former Deputy Mayor SerhiyTetyukhin and the Commander of the Tsunami battalion, Oleksandr Hostyshchev, who also previously served as head of the regional Patrol Police, the head of Odesa District Council Vitaliy Barvinenko and City Council member Andriy Vahapov reported on their Facebook pages.

Tetyukhin resigned from the city council in the fall of 2023 and mobilized to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In the City Council, he first worked as the director of the Economic Development Department, then headed the Department of Transport, then was the deputy mayor, and from May 2023, he served as the first deputy mayor. The information about his death was confirmed by Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov.

Hostyshchev became the head of the Patrol Police in Odesa Oblast in 2019. In 2021, he became the Deputy Chief of Police of Odesa Oblast, and, after the full-scale invasion, he became the Commander of the Tsunami battalion.

Russian strike on Odesa on March 15

The Russian army launched a missile attack on Odesa on March 15, allegedly with two Iskander missiles. At least 19 dead and another 73 injured have been reported.

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Five rescuers were among the wounded. Some of them are in serious condition.

The Russian military first targeted civilian infrastructure. While extinguishing the fire and clearing the rubble, the aggressor struck again, killing a rescuer.

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