Putin cousin’s daughter killed: Ukraine reaction

Ukraine has been blamed for the bombing.


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LShe is the daughter of a Russian ideologue close to the Kremlin, Alexander Dugin, a staunch supporter of Russian military action in Ukraine, who was killed Saturday evening when his car exploded in a Moscow suburb, a Russian investigative panel indicated Sunday.

Daria Dougina, a journalist and political scientist who has openly supported the Russian offensive in Ukraine, was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser when it exploded and burst into flames on the highway near the village of Bolchie Vyasiomi, forty kilometers from Moscow. For the press release.

The young woman, born in 1992, was “killed on the spot,” he said. According to investigators, an explosive device was placed in the vehicle, and everything suggests that “the crime was premeditated and ordered,” the press release underscored.

An investigation into the “murder” has been opened, adds the body responsible for the country’s major criminal investigations.

According to relatives of the family cited by Russian news agencies, the target of the blast, ultra-nationalist intellectual and writer Alexander Dugin, 60, Daria borrowed her father’s car for the change.



Alexandre Duguin, a promoter of the “Eurasist” doctrine, a kind of alliance between Europe and Asia under the leadership of Russia, which influences part of the French far-right, has been targeted by EU sanctions since 2014. Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula by Russia.

For her part, Daria Douguina has been targeted by British sanctions since July, when London accused her of spreading “disinformation about Ukraine” online.

Denis Pushilin, head of the pro-Russian separatist Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine, accused Ukrainian forces of being behind the assassination of Daria Dukina on Sunday.

“If the Ukrainian route is confirmed (…) and it needs to be checked by competent authorities, it will be a policy of state terrorism of the Kiev regime,” Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy, responded in a telegram.



For his part, Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, denied any Ukrainian involvement in the attack. “Ukraine undoubtedly had nothing to do with the explosion, because we are not a criminal state,” Mr. Podoliak said during a televised intervention.


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