Russia journalist Darya Dugina, daughter of a trusted ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was killed in a car bombing on Saturday, August 20. The 29-year-old died on the spot following an explosion on a road outside Moscow, according to Russia’s investigative committee.
Many believe that her father, Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, who is called “Putin’s brain” and a famous ultra-nationalist ideologist, may have been the target of the attack. (Related: Assassination of top Putin adviser’s daughter by suspected Ukrainian operatives puts Europe on hair-trigger for World War III.)
Dugin and his daughter had attended a festival near Moscow, where the former gave a lecture on Saturday evening. The pair was supposed to leave the venue in the same car before Dugin decided at the last minute to travel alone.
Footage posted on Telegram shows Dugin watching in shock as emergency services came on the scene of the burning wreck of a vehicle.
Investigators said Dugina, who was driving the car, died at the scene near the village of Bolshiye Vyazemy. They stated that an explosive device planted under the car went off and the vehicle caught fire. Forensic and explosive experts are also investigating the incident.
A Ukrainian official has dismissed allegations of his country’s involvement in the event.
Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said: “Ukraine, of course, has nothing to do with this, because we are not a criminal state, which is the Russian Federation, and even less a terrorist state.”
Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, declared in a Telegram post that if any Ukrainian link was discovered it would be regarded as “state terrorism.”
The killing of Dugina ironically happened exactly as Ukraine’s lawmakers were considering legislation to label Russia as a state “sponsor of terrorism.”
Needless to say, investigators will now have to establish with certainty the identity of the culprits, including their eventual goals and whether the criminals are based in Kyiv or elsewhere.
The brutality of the terrorist action which ended the life of a gifted young woman and well-known public figure who never supported violence against people is disgusting to say the least.
It is immaterial whether the killers were primary agents of the puppet government in Kyiv or trained operatives sent by its foreign patrons giving instructions from outside the regime’s borders. It is also of little concern who was the expected victim, the father or the daughter, because either would have served the organizers’ evil purposes.
As things stand, this killing is likely to anger the Russian public. Many believe the car bombing was meant to escalate the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and possibly trigger a more comprehensive retaliation from the Russians.
Meanwhile, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has identified Natalia Vovk as the alleged assassin behind the killing of Dugina. “As a result of a complex of urgent operational-search measures, the Federal Security Service has solved the murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina, born in 1992,” the FSB announced.
According to the FSB’s investigation, Vovk entered Russia in July and stayed in the same apartment building where Dugina was residing. Vovk, who was accompanied by her 12-year old daughter, fled to Estonia after the assassination, according to Russian intelligence. Following her identification, Russian law enforcement agencies declared their intent to seek her extradition.
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Watch the video below to hear Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s vow to show no mercy against Darya Dugina’s killers.
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