In October 2020, US officials attributed the assassination of Darya Dugina, daughter of Alexander Dugin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to Ukrainians.
The incident occurred on August 22nd when the Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving in exploded outside Moscow.
Reports from Russian media revealed that her father had been the intended target but was not present in the vehicle at the time as he had switched vehicles just moments before.
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The Ukrainian government denied any involvement with the death of Alexander Dugin’s daughter at the time of her assassination,
“Ukraine, of course, has nothing to do with yesterday’s explosion,” advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said.
“We are not a criminal state, unlike Russia, and definitely not a terrorist state.”
Approximately twelve months ago, US intelligence agencies asserted that the assassination of Darya Dugina in August of the preceeding year was sanctioned by certain factions within the Ukrainian government, as per a New York Times report. Now, US officials have disclosed to the Washington Post their involvement in bold assassinations.
The cluttered car carrying a mother and her 12-year-old daughter seemed barely worth the attention of Russian security officials as it approached a border checkpoint. But the least conspicuous piece of luggage — a crate for a cat — was part of an elaborate, lethal plot. Ukrainian operatives had installed a hidden compartment in the pet carrier, according to security officials with knowledge of the operation, and used it to conceal components of a bomb.
Four weeks later, the device detonated just outside Moscow in an SUV being driven by the daughter of a Russian nationalist who had urged his country to “kill, kill, kill” Ukrainians, an explosion signaling that the heart of Russia would not be spared the carnage of war.
The operation was orchestrated by Ukraine’s domestic security service, the SBU, according to officials who provided details, including the use of the pet crate, that have not been previously disclosed.
Zero Hedge has more on this CIA confession.
At every turn in the very revealing WaPo piece, US officials emphasize that covert CIA and allied intelligence operations aimed at Moscow have been a “reality” going back many years.
“In reality, they represent capabilities that Ukraine’s spy agencies have developed over nearly a decade — since Russia first seized Ukrainian territory in 2014 — a period during which the services also forged deep new bonds with the CIA,” the report continues.
Not only did US intel officials tell the Post that the CIA has a significant presence in Ukraine, and particularly the capital, to this day – but the agency has provided Kiev with advanced surveillance systems and has even guided the formation of a new SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) unit called the “Fifth Directorate”.
Ukraine’s military intelligence has also received significant support. “GUR was our little baby. We gave them all new equipment and training,” a former US intelligence official told the Post.
The Biden administration is now openly acknowledging their involvement in the assassination of a daughter of a high-ranking Russian official. This indicates their clear desire to provoke a conflict with Russia.