Russian diplomat criticizes US for unfocused reaction to Darya Dugina's murder
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman criticized the United States officials for their unfocused reaction to the recent assassination of Russian journalist Darya Dugina, the daughter of far right Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin.
The reaction by the US State Department discredits Washington’s international human rights activity, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Tuesday.
Asked about the killing of Darya Dugina, US State Department's spokesperson Ned Price had said Monday that the US unequivocally condemns the intentional targeting of civilians anywhere.
"The reaction of the State Department to the murder of Darya Dugina and the evidence showing Ukraine’s trail presented by Russia discredits US international activity on human rights (...) Washington has no moral right, not to mention the absence of legal basis, to talk about human rights in faraway corners of the world if the murder of a journalist is not even commented on from this aspect which is very meaningful for the American side. They simply didn’t notice that this is about a public activist."
Darya Dugina was killed on Saturday evening when a bomb planted in the vehicle she was driving detonated near Moscow. She was returning from a literary and musical festival which she attended as a guest of honor.
On Monday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that the murder was solved. According to the agency, it was masterminded by Ukraine’s secret services and carried out by Natalia Vovk, a Ukrainian citizen, who absconded to Estonia after committing the murder.
Advisor to the Ukrainian Presidential Office Mikhail Podolyak denied Kiev’s involvement in the murder.