People other than Vovk could be behind the murder of Duginas – Russian Investigative Commission

Russian investigators do not rule out that people other than Ukrainian Natalia Vovk may be involved in the murder of journalist Darya Dugina, the Russian investigative committee told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – August 23, 2022) Russian investigators do not rule out that people other than Ukrainian Natalia Vovk may be involved in the murder of journalist Darya Dugina, the Russian Investigative Committee told Sputnik.

Dugina was killed on the evening of August 20 in a car explosion on the Mozhaisk highway in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region. Russia’s Federal Security Service said on Monday that Ukrainian intelligence services were behind the murder of Dugina, the perpetrator being Ukrainian citizen Natalia Vovk, who arrived in Russia with her daughter on July 23. According to the FSB, after a controlled car explosion, the murderer and his daughter left for Estonia via the Pskov region.

“The investigation plans to put Natalia Vovk on the wanted list. Other people involved in the commission of this crime are being identified,” the ministry said.

Investigators have established that Vovk was involved in the commission of this crime. She rented an apartment in the house where Dugina lived to follow her.

“Investigators are conducting a search of this apartment in order to find items relevant to the investigation. A garage rented by Vovk has also been identified, and a search is also being conducted there,” the commission added.

In addition, experts have been appointed as part of the investigation.

“The conclusion on the potency of the activated explosive device will be made based on the results of a forensic examination of explosives,” the department said.

Relatives of the victim, staff and participants of the festival, as well as witnesses to the incident, have already been interviewed. Law enforcement continues to study video footage from surveillance cameras.

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