War in Ukraine: A popular politician who escaped a precision missile attack

The governor of the Nikolaev region, Vitaly Kim, overslept the morning when his workplace was destroyed by a Russian missile attack.

Kim posted selfie videos on social media during the war and his popularity skyrocketed.

Mykolaiv comes under increasing shelling as Russian forces advance west. Its region became a key battlefield in the war.

BBC Monitoring interviewed the governor from his office 24 hours before the attack.

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