US Alleges Russian Intelligence Behind Muratov Attack

US government officials said on Thursday that the Russian intelligence was behind the attack on Nobel Prize-winning Russian newspaper editor Dmitri A. Muratov in Moscow.

Muratov, who is critical of the Kremlin and the war in Ukraine, suffered chemical burns from the attack.

According to Muratov, he was about to travel on a train from Moscow to Samara when someone attacked him with a mixture of red paint and acetone, leaving his eyes with a chemical burn.

“This is for you from our boys,” the attacker told Muratov.

On Thursday, the news agency Washington Post reported that a US official confirmed that “Russian intelligence orchestrated the April 7 attack on Novaya Gazeta’s editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov.”

In 2021, Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his investigative work on Russian corruption and human rights abuses.

During his acceptance speech, Muratov warned of the potential war in Ukraine as Russia continued to build its troops at the border.


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