Suspected in the murder of journalist and political scientist Darya Dugina, Natalya Vovk, used a fake passport of a citizen of Kazakhstan and called herself Yulia when renting a garage in Moscow, Izvestia learned on Wednesday, August 24.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has established that the perpetrator of the murder is a citizen of Ukraine Natalia Vovk. The crime was prepared and committed by the Ukrainian special services.
The landlord of the garage, located 4 km from the apartment on Vernadsky Prospekt, where Vovk lived for more than a month, told Izvestia that she immediately responded to the advertisement for renting the premises. Called at midnight and asked to provide her with a room as soon as possible. She clarified that her uncle allegedly needed the garage and paid a monthly fee, adding that she would use it, perhaps, no more than a week.
According to the owner, everything in the garage remained intact. Perhaps Vovk did not leave the car there, but kept something important. The boxes and fire extinguishers located there, which were caught on the video recording of law enforcement officers, were left over from the old tenants.
He last contacted Vovk on August 19, according to screenshots of the WhatsApp conversation. He asked if she would renew the lease, to which she replied that she would inform later. At the same time, at that moment, Vovk had already left the pass and the keys to the security guard of the garage cooperative.
According to our information, in the case of the murder of Dugina, there is an OSAGO policy for a mini-cooper, issued to a certain Z. Yulia Alexandrovna born on December 26, 1980, according to a screenshot of the document. There is a possibility that the policy is fake.
One of the sources said that Vovk presented the owner of the garage with a fake Kazakh passport in the name of Yulia Zaiko, Gazeta.ru added.
The mother of the suspect Vovk previously said that she had seen her daughter in July. Natalya was abroad for some time, and when she returned, she went through “filtering” in Mariupol and issued a pass for a car.
Daria Dugina (Platonova) – the daughter of the philosopher Alexander Dugin, died on the evening of August 20 on the way home. She was returning from the literary and musical festival “Tradition”, where her father gave a lecture. The car exploded on the move near the village of Bolshie Vyazemy. Investigators confirmed that the philosopher’s daughter was indeed driving. Two days later, the FSB announced that it had solved the crime and established the facts of the involvement of the Ukrainian special services in it.
On the fact of the incident, a criminal case was initiated under paragraph “e” part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Murder committed in a generally dangerous way”). Law enforcement agencies previously reported that Vovk would be put on the wanted list with a view to extradition.
On August 22, the FSB published a video recording of Daria Dugina, a suspect in the murder. It shows how Vovk entered the Russian Federation on July 23. Then she was a blonde, she left the country with dark hair. After the car was blown up on August 21, Vovk left through the Pskov region to Estonia.
On August 23, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kyiv was not responsible for the murder of Dugina. The next day, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stressed that such a statement was “another link in the chain of lies.”