Dissidents in Russia have claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed a Russian propagandist and warned of more bombings.
The underground anti-establishment group, known as the National Republican Army (NRA) has been accused of being behind attack on pro-Kremlin blogger Vladlen Tatarsky.
IN statement published in Russian social media apps telegraphyThis group claims to have organized and carried out the bombing that ripped through a cafe in the city center of St Petersburg.
They also praised 26-year-old assassin Daria Trepova, whom they called a “hero” for her role in the fight to topple Putin, and urged others to follow her “example.”
Tatarsky was organizing a media event for 100 people on Sunday when a woman, believed to be Trepova, give him a gold TNT-filled figurine of himself.
Cold scenes the exact moment Putin’s ally met his end when the hidden bomb exploded killing him instantly and injuring 30 others.
The female suspect, Trepova, was quickly arrested and later pictured being aggressively questioned by Russians on Monday chained to a fireplace after a strange confession.
On Tuesday, she was Parade in the glass in front of the court after being charged with terrorism. The 26-year-old could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
However, the NRA is now said to have announced their involvement “in the liquidation of Vladen Tatarsky.”
The Dark Group is considered one of the most violent of those trying to overthrow the mad Vlad – but also the most mysterious.
Their manifesto was to destroy the tyrant and liberate Russia from him. It has the definitive line: “Putin will be brought down and destroyed by us!”
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the group has emerged through a series of severe arson and sabotage attacks targeting Russian troops from within their homeland.
The NRA previously claimed to be behind violent assassination by Darya Dugin – Russian journalist and daughter of “spiritual advisor” Putin Alexander Dugin – in August of last year.
Their alleged new statement reads: “We, the St. Petersburg pillar of the National Republican Army, declare:
“We organized and carried out an action on April 2, 2023 against a group of Z activists and personally against the well-known belligerent and war propagandist, war criminal Maxim Fomin , called Vladlen Tatarsky.”
The group claims that it receives no help from abroad and acts “in an autonomous manner”, going against the wobbly claims in the Russian media that Ukraine responsible for the bombing.
The group’s spokesperson and the famous Russian exile, Ilya Ponomarev, also confirmed the NRA’s claim that they masterminded the operation.
“Parties are against the current political system in Russia and want it removed,” he said. the Express.
“They can’t fight in the army, but they’re holding the front lines inside Russia.”
Ponomarev claims the parties want to make the pro-Putin Kremlin elite know that they are “no longer safe”.
“The audience is elite: ‘be careful, you’re not safe anymore, Putin can’t protect you, we’re everywhere,'” he said.
The alleged statement continued with: “This act was carried out in a club owned by one of Russia’s most famous criminals and gangsters, Yevgeny Prigozhin. Due to this action, the club will be shut down. We are satisfied with this.
“The action we took was not directed at civilians, and all the victims were among the active supporters of the war, justifying the war crimes committed by the Putin regime in Ukraine.”
The statement then referred to Trepova as a “famous figure in the left and feminist movements” and a “hero”.
“At a time when many ‘oppositions’ were posting on Facebook and shining a flashlight, she was fighting, participating in demonstrations and risking her freedom by participating in all the current opposition movements. is rejecting her.”
The Russian partisan group called on human rights groups to help the suspect they see as a “hostage of the system”.
“We call on the Russian people to follow our example and offer all forms of resistance against Russia’s criminal regime until it is completely destroyed.
“Criminals will not feel safe on Russian soil!”
Declaration signed with “Russia will be free!”
For now, Trepova will remain in custody in Russia until June 2 while the trial is ongoing.
The Russian Investigative Committee said it had charged Trepova with “terrorist acts by an organized group causing intentional death”.
Prosecutors accused her of acting at the behest of people working for Ukraine.
Trepova’s husband said he believed she was set up and did not know the statue contained explosives.
It was declared Putin personally ordered the assassination of Tatarsky and will use it to crush his opponents.
The General SVR Telegram channel – which claims to have been informed by a Kremlin insider – claims the Russian tyrant is “satisfied” with Tatarsky’s killing, and that the supposed successful hit will be used to spur a wave new wave of attacks on his opponent.