One of the defendants in the case of the murder of Daria Dugina was arrested in absentia in Moscow

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested in absentia a citizen of Ukraine, Bogdan Tsyganenko, who is suspected of participating in the preparation of the murder of journalist and political scientist Darya Dugina. He was also put on the international wanted list.

The court clarified that he was charged in absentia with murder in a generally dangerous way motivated by hatred (paragraphs “e”, “g”, “l” part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). “By a court decision of April 24, 2023, the court chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention for a period of two months from the moment of his extradition to the territory of the Russian Federation or detention on the territory of the Russian Federation in relation to Tsyganenko,” the press service said in a statement (quoted from Interfax).

Daria Dugina was killed on August 20, 2022. Her car exploded on the Mozhaisk highway. The FSB accused Ukrainian citizen Natalya Vovk of organizing the murder. The Basmanny Court had previously arrested her in absentia.

According to the ICR, Bogdan Tsyganenko provided Natalia Vovk with forged documents and license plates. Investigators believe he also helped her build an improvised explosive device.

For more details, see Kommersant’s article “Daria Dugin was pierced by everyone: both the police and the killers.”


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