The Ukrainian government on Sunday denied killing the daughter of Putin ally Alexander Dugin.
Darya Dugina, the daughter of Putin ally Alexander Dugina, was killed in an explosion outside of Moscow.
Russian media are saying Alexander Dugin was the target of an assassination attempt, but his daughter was killed instead.
Darya Dugina was reportedly on her way home from a festival when her Toyota Land Cruiser was blown up.
Wow, Alexander Dugin's daughter Darya has reportedly been killed in a car explosion. Her Land Cruiser Prado exploded near the village of Bolshiye Vyazyomy. According to preliminary reports, she died on the spot. pic.twitter.com/2dKOMtveIv
— Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) August 20, 2022
Alexander Dugin was supposed to be in the Land Cruiser with his daughter but changed vehicles at the last second, according to Russian media.
According to AP, the explosive was planted in the SUV.
The Ukrainian government denied any involvement in the car bombing.
The New York Post reported:
The Ukrainian government has denied any involvement in the car bombing that killed the daughter of staunch Vladimir Putin ally Alexander Dugin, officials said Sunday.
Daria Dugina, 29, died after the SUV she was driving exploded on the outskirts of Moscow Saturday night, according to Russian authorities.
An adviser to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was quick to reject responsibility after some Russian officials blamed the attack on Ukrainian “terrorists.”
“Ukraine, of course, has nothing to do with yesterday’s explosion,” advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said.
“We are not a criminal state, unlike Russia, and definitely not a terrorist state.”
The Russian Investigative Committee said preliminary information from its murder probe indicated a bomb had been planted in the vehicle Dugina was driving as she returned from a cultural festival she had attended with her father.