Russian nationalist writer and politician Zakhar Prilepin injured in bomb attack
Russian nationalist writer and co-chairman of the center-left party A Just Russia-For the Truth Zakhar Prilepin was injured in the explosion on Saturday of a bomb placed in his vehicle near the Russian city of Nizhni Novgorod, which has caused the death of its driver, Russian news agency TASS has reported.
Representatives of the writer and politician have confirmed that Prilepin is hospitalized with a leg wound with “minor fractures”. He is conscious and his life is not in danger.
According to the initial information available to the police, the explosive device was a limpet bomb placed in the underbody of the car.an Audi Q7. The deceased has been identified as Alexander Shubinmember of the Oplot battalion of the Russian National Guard.
Police officers of the Nizhny Novgorod region have detained, for the time being. an individual on suspicion of involvement in the car explosion, the official representative of the Russian Interior Ministry, Irina Volk, has told TASS news agency.
Гененеральная прокуратура Росссиии взяла на контроль ход расследования уголовного дела по факту подрыва автомомобиля писателя Захара Прилепина в Нижегогородской области:https://t.co/sC9qMPu8Cy
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– ТАААСС (@tass_agency). May 6, 2023
This individual, security sources add on condition of anonymity, was sighted in the village of Pionerskiwhere the attack occurred.
Prilepin is co-chairman of A Just Russia-For the Truth, a coalition that emerged from the. merger of several Russian center and center-left parties.. He was also a member of the Russian National Bolshevik Party, now outlawed, and of the anti-Putin coalition The Other Russia.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation described the attempt on the writer’s life as an attempt on his life. terrorist act while the Foreign Affairs spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, has pointed directly to United States and to Ukraine for the incident.
“The fact has come true. Washington and NATO have fueled another international terrorist cell: the Kiev regime. First it was Al Qaeda, then Islamic State, and now the thugs of (Ukrainian President Volodimir) Zelenski. It is the responsibility of the United States and the United Kingdom. We pray for Zajar,” he said.
“It is the responsibility of the United States and the United Kingdom. We pray for Zajar.”
It should be recalled that, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have Daria Dugina has been killed in attacks.daughter of the nationalist ideologue Alexander Dugin, and the military blogger Vladlen Tatarskiin Moscow and St. Petersburg, respectively.