Russia’s Federal Security Service has blamed Ukrainian spy agencies for organising the killing of Darya Dugina, the daughter of a Russian nationalist ideologue.
The explosion took place on the outskirts of Moscow as Darya, 29, returned from a cultural festival she had attended with her father. Ukraine has denied any involvement in the killing.
Via AP by Jessica Cardiny
Moscow, Russia (JC) | Russia’s top counterintelligence agency has blamed Ukrainian spy agencies for organising the killing of the daughter of a Russian nationalist ideologue.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the main KGB successor agency, said the killing of Darya Dugina was “prepared and perpetrated by the Ukrainian special services”.
Dugina was the daughter of Alexander Dugin, a Russian nationalist ideologist who was described by some in the West as “Putin’s brain.”
It said the killing was perpetrated by a Ukrainian citizen, who left Russia for Estonia afterwards.
The FSB said the suspect, Natalya Vovk, rented an apartment in the building where Ms Dugina lived, and shadowed her.
Ms Vovk and her daughter were at a nationalist festival, which Alexander Dugin and his daughter attended just before the killing.
Ukraine has previously denied any involvement in the killing.