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Russia accuses Ukrainian ‘special services’ of killing Daria Duguina

Less than forty-eight hours after the death of Daria Dugina, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) claims to have completed the investigation in record time, Russian news agencies TASS and Interfax reported on Monday August 22. The security services accuse the “special services” Ukrainians for having killed the daughter of the ideologist Alexander Dougin, theoretician often presented as the spur of “special military operation”, launched in Ukraine on February 24. Daria Dougina was killed on Saturday evening in the explosion of the vehicle she was driving on a road near the village of Bolshie Vyzyomy, about forty kilometers from Moscow.

According to the same source, the car driven by Daria Douguina was trapped by a woman of Ukrainian nationality born in 1979, identified as Natalia Vovk, who arrived in Russia in July with her minor daughter, born in 2010.

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Ideal profile

Still according to the FSB, this person driving a Mini Cooper with plates from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and the People’s Republic of Donetsk had rented an apartment in the building where Dougina lived, inquiring about his mode life, and she went on Saturday to Tradition, a cultural festival where the journalist and political scientist was also present.

According to the FSB, this Ukrainian woman then fled to Estonia with her daughter. In an attempt to give some consistency to these accusations, Kremlin-related news sites published what is presented as the identity card of this woman who would also be a member of the Azov battalion. The ideal profile to feed the accusations against kyiv and its allies.

In a message of condolence published by the Kremlin Monday afternoon Vladimir Putin said: “A despicable, cruel crime prematurely ended the life of Daria Dugina, a brilliant and talented person with a truly Russian heart. » “As a journalist, scientist, philosopher and war correspondent, she served the people and the fatherland with sincerity, illustrating by her actions what it means to be a Russian patriot”he added.

The death of Daria Duguina has caused shock in Russia, awakening the painful memory of the multiple assassinations that bloodied the unstable period following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. It also undermines the efforts of the authorities and the media held by those in power who are trying to convince people that the offensive in Ukraine has no negative consequences for the Russian population.

For her part, Margarita Simonian, the editor-in-chief of RT, wrote a threatening tweet addressed to Estonia : “Dasha’s killers are already in Estonia. Estonia, of course, will not extradite them. I think we have professionals who want to admire the spiers around Tallinn. »

Questioned on Saturday by Russian media believing that the target of the attack was, in fact, Alexander Dougin, Ukraine had denied, Sunday, any involvement in the death of Douguina. “Ukraine certainly had nothing to do with the explosion [de samedi]because we are not a criminal state”declared an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Mikhaïlo Podoliak.

Promoter of eurasism, a doctrine advocating an alliance between Europe and Asia under Russian leadership, Alexandre Douguine, who influences part of the French far right, has been targeted, since 2014, by EU sanctions. taken in the wake of the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula by Russia.

In recent years, Ukraine has banned several of his books, including Ukraine. My war. Geopolitical Journal and Eurasian Revenge of Russia. Mr. Douguine, nicknamed by some media the “Putin’s Brain”, is sometimes presented as being close to the Russian president. But many observers relativize his supposed influence in the Kremlin.

For his part, Ilya Ponomarev, the only member of the Duma (the Russian Parliament) to have voted against the annexation of Crimea to Russia, in 2014, after the takeover of Ukrainian territory by the army, and who lives now a refugee in kyiv, wrote on Twitter that Russian partisans were behind the car bomb attack. He claims that the “National Republican Army” is behind this explosion.