MOSCOW, August 29 (RAPSI) — Bohdan Tsyganenko, a member of a Ukrainian sabotage and terrorist group, was part of a team that assassinated journalist and political expert Darya Dugina, the press service of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported.
The FSB said earlier that a Ukrainian citizen, Natalya Vovk, carried out the killing and then fled to Estonia.
Tsyganenko allegedly provided Vovk with fake license plates and documents in the name of a real-life citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Yulia Zaiko, and together with Vovk, he assembled an improvised explosive device in a rented garage in the south-west of Moscow, the statement reads.
According to the FSB, Tsyganenko arrived in Russia via Estonia on July 30, 2022 and left the country the day before Dugina was bombed.
Investigators have established earlier that on the evening of August 20, 2022, Dugina was returning by car from the Tradition festival in the Moscow region. While she was driving near the intersection of Mozhayskoye and Zvenigorodskoe highways, an explosive device installed in the lower part of the car on the driver’s side was detonated. The journalist died at the scene from her injuries.
As a result of the study of CCTV cameras, it was documented that Vovk personally monitored Dugina in the parking lot for guests of the Tradition festival. After making sure that the journalist left in her car, Vovk followed her and set off an explosive device.
After the controlled explosion of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car driven by Dugina, Vovk and her daughter left Russia, according to the FSB.