Ukraine to be charged with state terror if involved in Dugina's death
The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson stresses that if the official investigation confirms any trace of Ukrainian involvement in Darya Dugina's assassination, then Kiev is deemed to have implemented a state terrorism policy.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Sunday that if any Ukrainian trace in the murder of journalist and political analyst Darya Dugina is confirmed by competent authorities, then Kiev will be held on charges of implementing a policy of state terrorism.
"The Russian law enforcement authorities are investigating the death of Darya Dugina. If any Ukrainian trace is confirmed, as voiced by DPR head Denis Pushilin, and verified by the competent authorities, then we will confirm that Kiev has implemented a policy of State terrorism," the diplomat wrote on Sunday on her Telegram channel.
Zakharova recalled that there have been many facts over the years: from political calls for violence toward the leadership to the participation of Ukrainian state structures in crimes.
"We are waiting for the results of the investigation," she said.
Earlier, law enforcement agencies told sources that a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car exploded near the village of Bolshiye Vyazemy. The female driver was killed. Andrey Krasnov, the head of the Russian Horizon social movement and the person familiar with the victim, confirmed to sources that the deceased was Darya Dugina.
The car exploded on the Mozhaisk Highway as she was driving from the Tradition festival. According to Krasnov, the car belongs to Daria's father, Russian public figure Alexander Dugin, an influential veteran political commentator, also known as one of the Kremlin's "ideological masterminds", and an occasional contributor to Al Mayadeen English.
The Russian Investigative Committee press office told sources that Dugina's murder was planned.
The police prepared an expert examination to investigate the case, including biological, genetic, physical, chemical, and explosion-technical tests, and removed the video from the car's dashboard.
Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin instructed to transfer the criminal case of Dugina's murder for further consultation to the Main Investigative Department of Russia’s Investigative Committee.
Darya, in July 2022, was placed on the UK sanctions list. Her father in 2014 and 2015 was sanctioned by the EU, US, and Canada.