Bogdan Tsyganenko, a citizen of Ukraine, was arrested in absentia in Moscow, accused in absentia of the murder of journalist Daria Dugina. This was done to put the defendant on the international wanted list through Interpol. However, despite the fact that similar measures were taken in September last year against the main accused in the same case, Ukrainian Natalya Vovk, the international police still have not organized full-fledged activities to search, detain and extradite the defendant, which is provided for by its charter.
A measure of restraint in the form of a two-month arrest from the date of detention in Russia or extradition from abroad against Bogdan Tsyganenko was chosen by the Basmanny District Court, satisfying the corresponding request of the investigator for especially important cases of the second investigative department of the department for investigating crimes against the person and public security of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee Russia (GSU TFR).
In August last year, when the daughter of the famous political scientist and philosopher Alexander Dugin died in an explosion in his car in the Moscow region, the investigation qualified the incident as a murder committed in a generally dangerous way (clause “e” part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). After the case was taken to the central office of the ICR, the investigation was already conducted on the fact of the same crime, but committed by a group of people based on political or ideological hostility (paragraphs “g” and “l” were added).
Literally in hot pursuit, investigators and FSB officers identified the main suspect in the murder, Ukrainian citizen Natalya Vovk, who previously had the surname Shaban and allegedly served in the Azov regiment, which, at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office, was recognized by the Supreme Court as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia.
According to investigators, having arrived in the capital region, Vovk, using her own daughter as a cover, followed Daria Dugina, apparently hoping to eventually find her father, who allegedly was the main target of criminals associated with the Ukrainian special services.
To obtain information, Vovk and her assistant Bogdan Tsyganenko, as Kommersant reported, even resorted to the help of the metropolitan police. The bomb, collected by criminals in a garage rented near Vernadsky Avenue, in the parking lot of the Tradition festival in the Moscow region, was planted by them under the bottom of Alexander Dugin’s SUV.
The philosopher himself left the festival in the car of a fellow traveler, and the victim of the explosion was his daughter, who was driving a car bomb. The participants in the assassination soon left Russia, leaving through the Pskov region to Estonia.
As Kommersant was told in the Prosecutor General’s Office, a circular on the search through Interpol channels for Natalia Vovk “was sent in the prescribed manner to the General Secretariat” of this organization. Information about the results of its consideration, including the refusal to put Vovk on the international wanted list, has not been submitted to supervision through Interpol channels.
On the other hand, Kommersant’s sources close to the supervisory agency have already reported that the Russian circular was adopted, but in fact they did not begin to execute it. Officially, the refusal follows if the Interpol secretariat recognizes that the person is being persecuted for political reasons. It is difficult to recognize as such a search for a murder, so the situation, obviously, was simply “hung up”.
In any case, information about Natalya Vovk has not yet appeared in the search database on the Interpol website. The international police itself did not respond to Kommersant’s request on this matter.
At the same time, it should be recalled that after the start of the JWO, Ukraine has repeatedly sought the exclusion of Russia from various international organizations, including Interpol. The corresponding proposal was rejected, but after that, requests from Russia, especially those somehow related to the events in Ukraine, became the subject of especially careful scrutiny by the international police and are de facto not executed. Thus, the international search for the alleged accomplice in the murder of Mrs. Dugina, Bogdan Tsyganenko, can actually be frozen at least until the end of the conflict in Donbass.