Russia blames Ukraine for murder of Putin ally’s daughter

Kiev: Russia has blamed Ukraine for the murder of political scientist Darya Dugina, the daughter of a major ally of President Vladimir Putin, the domestic intelligence agency FSB says.

“The crime was prepared and committed by the Ukrainian secret services,” the FSB said, according to the Interfax agency.

The FSB’s claim could not be verified, and others have said a Russian partisan movement was behind the killing, reports dpa news agency.

Kiev had previously denied having anything to do with Dugina’s killing over the weekend. Dugina was the daughter of Putin’s confidante Alexander Dugin, an author and philosopher who is thought to be a source of ideas for the country’s attack on Ukraine.

The 29-year-old right-wing political activist and journalist was also considered a fervent supporter of Russia’s war against Ukraine. She was killed in a car bombing on August 20.

In a video published on YouTube recently, former Russian politician Ilya Ponomarev, who is now living in Ukraine, said that the attack “opens a new page of Russian resistance against Putinism. A new page, but it won’t be the last”.

Ponomarev said that the National Republican Army movement is responsible for the attack.

Russia detains IS bomber plotting attack in India: Report

New Delhi: The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said that its officers had detained a suicide bomber, a member of the Islamic State terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India’s leadership elite, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.

“Russia’s FSB identified and detained a member of the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia, a native of a country in the Central Asian region, who planned to commit a terrorist act by blowing himself up against one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India,” the authority said in a statement.

The detained was recruited by one of the IS leaders as a suicide bomber in Turkey, the statement added.

Islamic State and all its manifestations have been notified as Terrorist Organization and included in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 by the Indian Government.

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