Friday, September 30

The Russian intelligence service accuses Ukraine of the attack on the daughter of ultranationalist Alexander Dugin

The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has accused the Ukrainian secret services on Monday of perpetrating the attack that killed Daria Dugina, daughter of the leader of the neo-Euroasianist movement, Alexandr Dugin, on Saturday. “The crime was prepared and executed by the Ukrainian special services,” the FSB said in a statement.

Journalist and political scientist Daria Dugina, 29, was killed in a car bomb attack outside Moscow, according to a Russian investigative committee. The explosion took place at 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, 20 kilometers west of the capital.

kyiv has strongly denied the allegations. “Ukraine has absolutely nothing to do with this because we are not a criminal or terrorist state like Russia,” Zelensky adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said in remarks broadcast on television.

According to the FSB statement, the attack was carried out by a Ukrainian citizen, identified as Natalia Vovk, 43 years old. The Russian intelligence service claims that Vovk arrived in Russia on July 23 along with her 12-year-old daughter, Sofia, and rented an apartment in the same apartment building where Dugina lived. After committing the crime, the perpetrator “went to Estonia through the Pskov region.”

The FSB says Vovk arrived in the country in a car with the license plate of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, moved around Moscow with a Kazakh license plate and left Russia using a Ukrainian license plate. “The day of the murder, Vovk and Sofia were at the ‘Tradition’ literary-musical festival, to which Dúguina attended as guest of honor,” they point out.

Alexander Dugin has described his daughter’s death as a “terrorist act of the Ukrainian Nazi regime”. The ideologue has said that her daughter “she never called for violence or war” and that “Russia’s enemies quietly killed her.”

Following the FSB statement, President Vladimir Putin condemned the attack as a “despicable and cruel crime” in a statement released by the Kremlin. The president offered condolences to the family and referred to the journalist as a “brilliant and talented person with a true Russian heart”, and that she had shown with deeds what it meant to be “a patriot of Russia”.