Russian security held the Ukrainian intelligence services responsible for the assassination of a military blogger in St. Petersburg. The Russian Anti-Terrorism Committee stated that the Ukrainian security, with the participation of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund, was involved in the terrorist attack against the military correspondent.
Earlier today, Monday, the Russian authorities announced the arrest of the main suspect in the attack that killed Sunday a famous military blogger who strongly supports the attack on Ukraine.
The Russian Investigative Committee said via Telegram that investigators “arrested Daria Trepova, who is suspected of participating in the explosion in a cafe in St. Petersburg” on Sunday.
And the Russian RIA Novosti news agency reported that Trepova was previously placed in detention for ten days for her participation in an unauthorized demonstration in February of last year, shortly after Russia launched its attack on Ukraine.
The website of the Ministry of the Interior stated that Trepova, 26, was born in Saint Petersburg and is a Russian citizen.
On Sunday evening, an explosion occurred in a cafe in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. A source in the security forces told Tass that “the power of the explosive device exceeded 200 grams of TNT.”
The Russian Interior Ministry said that the dead man was the famous military correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky, who was meeting members of the public, and that a woman presented him with a small statue that apparently exploded.
Tatarsky, whose real name is Maxim Fomin, has more than 560,000 followers on Telegram, and he is one of the most influential military bloggers who have been issuing comments on the war in Ukraine.
Tatarsky was among hundreds of invitees to attend a huge ceremony hosted by the Kremlin last September to announce Russia’s annexation of four regions of Ukraine.
And Tatarsky appeared in a video clip he published on this occasion, saying, “We will defeat and kill everyone, and we will rob everyone we need to plunder. Everything will be as we like.”