He confirmed the information earlier spread in social networks that Babayev was shot near his house.
“He was blocked by a car. Three shots were made using smoothbore point-blank. He died,” Kaplin said.
Earlier the head of the press service of the Social-National Assembly Ihor Mosiychuk wrote on his Facebook page: “Details of murder of Kremenchuk Mayor Oleh Babayev. The mayor was shot near his house in own car by three shots. The model of the gun is under investigation.”