MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. Should the version of the Ukrainian regime’s hand in the murder of journalist and political analyst Darya Dugina be confirmed by the competent authorities, then this would indicate that Kiev is conducting a policy of state terrorism, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
"Russian law enforcement is investigating the death of Darya Dugina. If the Ukrainian trace is confirmed, and this version was voiced by DPR head Denis Pushilin, and it must be verified by the competent authorities, then we are talking about a policy of state terrorism carried out by the Kiev regime," the diplomat wrote on Sunday on her Telegram channel.
Zakharova recalled that there have been many facts over the years: from calls for political violence to the participation of Ukraine’s state structures in crimes.
"We are looking forward to the results of the investigation," she concluded.
Earlier, law enforcement agencies told TASS that a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado off-roader had burst into flames near the village of Bolshiye Vyazemy, killing the female driver. Andrey Krasnov, head of the Russian Horizon social movement and a person familiar with the victim, confirmed to TASS that the deceased was Darya Dugina. The vehicle exploded on Mozhaisk Highway as she was driving from the Tradition festival. According to Krasnov, the automobile belongs to Daria's father, renowned Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin.
The Russian Investigative Committee press office told TASS that Dugina's murder was premeditated and a contract on her head had been issued.
The police prepared an expert examination to investigate the case, including biological, genetic, physical and chemical, and explosion-technical tests, and removed the video from the car's dash cam.
Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin handed down instructions to transfer the criminal case of Dugina's murder for a further prompt, comprehensive and objective probe to the Main Investigative Department of Russia’s Investigative Committee.