MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. Russian billionaire businessman and CEO of the Tsargrad group of companies Konstantin Malofeev said that he had not been hurt in an attempted assassination attack organized by the Ukrainian special services.
Earlier, Russia's FSB’s Center for Public Relations (CPR) reported that the Ukrainian security services had thwarted an attempt on Konstantin Malofeev's life.
"In response to numerous concerned calls from friends and acquaintances, I report: thank God, I am all right. No one was hurt," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
Malofeev also thanked everyone for the words of support and stressed that threats and terrorist attacks would not affect his patriotic stance.
According to the special service, the organizer of the attempt was Denis Kapustin, a Russian citizen born in 1984, the founder and one of the leaders of the so-called Russian Volunteer Corps. The act of terrorism was planned to be carried out by detonating a home-made explosive device attached under Malofeev's car. According to the FSB, a similar scheme of committing a sabotage and terrorist act was used by the Ukrainian security services in preparation for the murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina. "I hope the perpetrators of Dasha Dugina's murder will finally be uncovered and arrested," Malofeev also wrote.
Russian investigators opened a criminal case against Kapustin over the attempt on Malofeev’s life under Article 205 (Act of terrorism), 205.4 (Participation in the activities of a terrorist organization) and 222.1 (Illegal trafficking of explosives) of the Russian Criminal Code.