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West ignoring Moscow’s investigation into journalist’s murder, Russian diplomat says

Maria Zakharova emphasized that the West kept using the scenarios of a distorted reality like they did 200 or 300 years ago

MOSCOW, August 25. /TASS/. Western countries are brushing aside Moscow’s investigation into the murder of journalist Darya Dugina, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Soloviev Live TV channel on Thursday.

According to her, Dugina was engaged in activities that are "so closely safeguarded by the Western liberal community" but the West is silent and even seeks to distort reality. "The focus is on her father. It doesn’t matter who her father, mother and friends are because a brutal and heinous crime was committed," Zakharova noted. "Moreover, she was a person with an active civic stance. So the crime should be linked to her civic position. If so, there is all the more reason for the West to be up in arms over it but it’s not happening," the diplomat added.

"They are calling on Russia to conduct an investigation," Zakharova went on to say. "However, our law enforcement agencies promptly presented comprehensive evidence based on videos, photos and documents. It’s all being ignored. They keep using the scenarios of a distorted reality like they did 200 or 300 years ago, as well as 100 years ago, in the mid-20th century," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman stressed.

Dugina was killed in a car explosion in the Moscow Region on August 20. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on August 22 that Dugina’s murder had been solved. According to the FSB, it had been masterminded by Ukrainian intelligence agencies and executed by Ukrainian national Natalia Vovk, who fled to Estonia following the crime.