A New Front in the Ukraine War

By | August 24, 2022

[August 24, 2022]  Alexander Dugin is one of Vladimir Putin’s associates who is a vocal supporter of the Ukraine invasion.  Dugin is also an enthusiast of “Eurasianism.”  Eurasianism argues that Russia is a unique civilization that rejects liberalism and is heir to the Russian Empire.  A few days ago, Dugin’s daughter Darya Dugina was killed in a car bomb blast in Moscow, Russia.1  It has been generally assumed she was not the target.  This is a new front in the Ukraine War, assassinations in the heart of Russia.

Were they going after Alexander?   Perhaps, his daughter Darya was just unlucky, or maybe not.  Darya was a journalist and supporter of her father’s ultra-nationalist ideas and Putin’s regime.  Alexander was with his daughter only moments before, and it is reported that she was driving.

The Russian government, naturally and understandably, claimed that Ukrainian saboteurs were behind the assassination.  In short order, the Russians even came up with a suspect: one Natalya Vovk.2

Of course, Ukraine denies any involvement in the assassination.  Their concern will be the Russians will use this incident as a pretext for more barbarities by the Russian regime.

A lot will hinge on who killed Darya Dugina or who is believed to have killed her.  If Ukrainians carried out the deed, Russia is likely to use it for their purposes and increase the violence and mistreatment of prisoners.  “If the Ukrainian trace is confirmed… then we are talking about the policy of state terrorism implemented by the Kiev regime,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement reported by TASS.

The outcome of the Ukraine War has remained in question for months.  This killing will make the situation murkier.


  1. Darya was killed when a bomb went off under the seat of her Toyota https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/08/who-killed-darya-dugina.php
  2. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/22/mystery-russian-anti-war-militants-claim-car-bomb-killed-putin/


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20 thoughts on “A New Front in the Ukraine War

  1. Linux Man

    Trying to catch up these days on my world info and ran across this article that says something very important. There is a new front in the war in Ukraine. How that pans out, none of us know at this time.

    1. Mikka Solarno

      Yes, Linux Man you got it. I think this is just another example of Russia’s dictator for life Putin misjudging the Ukrainians. He did it once, big time, now another miscalculation on his part that will create more problems for Russia.

      1. Edward G.

        Wars are unpredictable. Once the first shot is fired, better have a Plan B and a Plan C, and so on.

  2. Willie Strumburger

    The vivid and violent incident, unusual for Moscow, is likely to aggravate Russia-Ukraine animosity.

    1. Emma Archambeau

      Really! And now let’s see what happens. I don’t think Russia has many more ideas about how to bring their war to and end in their favor.

      1. Silly Man

        Dugina herself was sanctioned by the United States in March for her work as chief editor of United World International, a website that the U.S. described as a disinformation site. The sanctions announcement cited a UWI article this year that contended Ukraine would “perish” if it were admitted to NATO.

    2. catorenasci

      That is an understatement. Willie, you’ve got the right thinking here. Let’s see what happens over the next week or so that is out of the normal.

  3. Max Foster

    Eye Cat pointed this out below but I want to emphasize it. The Ukraine War is more than a simple war for Putin. For him it is a moral requirement and he will die or live on the sword of it. No atrocity is too big. No sacrifice too great. Putin will not stop until his army is totally defeated and his economic attacks do not work. He has put all his chips on this one event.

    1. Pumpkin Spice

      Right max, and the cost will be very high for Russia and most of the world. The only ones to gain will be China.

      1. rjsmithers

        Right, China gains from cheaper fuel costs and selling supplies to Russia. The rest of the world loses. American also loses and we know it.

    2. Gil Johnson

      Well said, guys! This war is a war of attrition. Those kinds of wars are always hardest on civilians. Who “wins” will be the side with the strongest leaders. Does Ukraine or Russia have the strongest leader?

  4. Jerome Smith

    Excellent comments on this event. I believe that Ukraine – or their associates – should do more assassinations like this. It surely has gotten Putin’s attention. Fast and hard. It now hits the Russians on their home turf … and it scares the hell out of them. As the assassination is designed to do.

    1. Tomas Clooney

      Right Jerome, that is the whole point. The assassination will not get Russia to pull out. These events are designed to show the leaders that there is a higher price to pay than they originally thought. That price just might be too high.

      1. Eye Cat

        — and a price for Russia that Putin is willing to pay. He has made this war into a moral crusade. There is no backing out.

  5. Stacey Borden

    Good article. I see that the story is well covered because of the possible backlash in the war.

  6. Northeast

    A “new front” … I’m not so sure. This is an old and traditional way of attacking the enemy. Not new at all.

    1. Frank Graham

      Gen. Satterfield is saying that this is a new front in the Ukraine War, not war in general. But what it does not answer is what will happen next.

      1. Boy Sue

        Interesting. But more are going to die. Unexpected? Yes. but that is also what war is about.


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