Disinfo: Ukrainian secret services are behind the murder of the daughter of Alexander Dugin

Summary

Ukrainian secret services are behind the murder of the daughter of the Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine as well as secret services.

There is no evidence to substantiate the claims that Ukraine was behind the assassination of Darya Dugina in Moscow, daughter of Alexander Dugin.

Russia has almost immediately accused Ukraine of the assassination, providing only dubious "evidence", (see also: here and here) that cannot be independently verified. Ukraine has denied any involvement in the attack, the same goes for Estonia.

The EU condemns all attacks on civilians, including the car explosion in the Moscow region which killed Ms Darya Dugina on Saturday 20 August 2022. The EU considers a full and impartial investigation of the incident important.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation claims alleging various conspiracies against Russia by foreign secret services.

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  • Reported in: Issue 306
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/08/2022
  • Article language(s) Italian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Secret services
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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