On Monday, news agencies erupted with reports of a botched assassination attempt against a top Putin ally.
The attempt to take the life of Alexander Dugin failed.
But it may have stirred a much larger pot by taking out his daughter.
Who Did It?
The natural assumption here is that the order was given by Ukraine, which has already been denied.
Russian authorities have identified Darya Dugina’s alleged assassin as 43-year-old Natalia Vovk.
Russian state news agencies say she was part of a plot “orchestrated and perpetrated by Ukrainian special services.”
Vovk was captured on video around the home of Dugina, later seen leaving with changed plates on her vehicle.
She was stopped at the border, checked, then permitted to go on her way.
Ukraine has responded to the accusations, stating, “We are not a criminal state, unlike Russia, and definitely not a terrorist state.”
Dugina was killed with a car bomb allegedly detonated by Vovk, which many believe was meant to take out her father.
He, however, was traveling in a different car after having attended a cultural festival with his daughter earlier in the day.
Vovk is believed to have fled to Estonia, where Russians hope to track her down and extradite her for the assassination.
Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the Kremlin-backed RT media organization, added, “Estonia, of course, will not give them away.
“I think we have professionals who want to admire the spires in the vicinity of Tallinn.”
This will bring new fire to a conflict that was supposed to have lasted three days and is now going on for more than six months.
Source: New York Post