American intelligence agencies believe that the Ukrainian authorities authorized the explosion of the car in which she was publicist Daria Dugina – daughter of the philosopher and public figure Alexander Dugin. How writes The New York Times, US officials fear that this situation could lead to an expansion of the conflict.
Washington claims that the United States did not take part in this attack and did not provide intelligence or any other assistance. US officials said they had no prior knowledge of the operation and would have opposed it had they been consulted. The interlocutors of the publication did not disclose which specific part of the Ukrainian government is believed to have authorized the murder, who carried out the attack, and whether President Volodymyr Zelensky authorized the attack.
The Pentagon and intelligence agencies shared sensitive information about the war with Kyiv, helping them attack Russian command posts, supply lines and other key targets. However, the Ukrainian authorities did not always tell US officials exactly what they were planning to do.
The United States insisted that Ukraine be more open about its intentions. At the beginning of the war, the US leadership admitted that they knew more about Russia’s military plans than about Kyiv’s intentions.
Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak said in an interview with the New York Times that the Ukrainian government denies any involvement in the murder of Dugina.
“I emphasize once again that any killing during the war in a particular country must have some practical significance. It must eliminate some specific goal, tactical or strategic. Someone like Dugina is not a tactical or strategic target for Ukraine,” he says.
Darya Dugina died on August 20 as a result of a car explosion. She was returning from the Tradition festival, where her father, the philosopher, the ideologist of the concept of the “Russian world”, Alexander Dugin, gave a lecture. Western media called him the “mentor” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
FSB announced about solving the murder a day later. They reported that the Ukrainian special services became the customers of the crime, and the executor was a citizen of Ukraine Natalia Vovk. She is currently on the wanted list. It is assumed that Vovk may be hiding in Estonia, where she left after the death of Dugina.