The video that captured the minutes before the bomb attack in which a pro-Russian military blogger died

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After the death of Vladen Tatarski, a well-known pro-Russian military blogger in an attack in St. Petersburg, a video of the minutes before the explosion of the bomb that killed him is hidden in a statuette.

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In the event, 16 other people were injured this Sunday in a coffee shop which would have belonged to the restoration entrepreneur and head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhinaccording to the local newspaper fountain.

It has now been revealed footage from the previous minutes of the explosion, where you can see how they give him a Tatarski, a statuette where the explosive would have been hidden.

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The Russian authorities have opened a criminal case for “murder in a generally dangerous way”.

“The strength of the explosive device was greater than 200 grams of TNT (trinitrotoluene),” a law enforcement source told the official TASS news agency.

Russian police investigate the death of a Russian blogger in St. Petersburg.  photo by AFP

Russian police investigate the death of a Russian blogger in St. Petersburg. photo by AFP

The Interior Ministry has confirmed that there are at least 24 injured, and that the dead person is the well-known war correspondent.

According to Fontanka, in the canteen events of the CyberFront Zbelieved to be associated with Prigozhin and, according to the Institute for Strategic Study (ISD), is a troll factory which is used to promote the Russian propaganda on social networks.

What is known about the fact

Initially, 16 people were injured in the blast, but the Russian Health Ministry, quoted by the Tass news agency, confirmed “twenty-four people were hospitalized in St. Petersburg”.

The explosion occurred in that cafe that previously belonged to Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of the Wagner group. “At 18:13 (local time) on April 2, 2023, the police received information about an explosion on Universitetsjaya embankment. As a result, one person was killed. It was war correspondent Vladlen Tatarski. Sixteen people were injured “, the ministry’s press service said in the first instance.

As the hours passed he updated the part. Tatarski had more than half a million followers on Telegram, where he talked about the invasion of Ukraine. His real name was Maksim Fomin, he was invited to the Kremlin at the ceremony in which Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the unilateral annexation of the four Ukrainian regions of Donbass (Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia) last September.

An unidentified young woman is suspected in the murder of the blogger, who gave the victim a statuette. According to what has been learned, an improvised explosive device with a capacity of 100 to 200 grams of trotyl (TNT) was placed inside the statuette.

“In the box was a statuette, a gift for Mr. Tatarski,” a source quoted by Russia’s Novosti news agency said. According to the local prosecutor’s office, cited by TASS, the explosion occurred in the cafe “Street Food Bar No. 1”, located along the Neva River, near the historic center of St. Petersburg.

The Cyber ​​Front Z group, which calls itself “Russian information soldiers” on social media, said it had rented the cafe for the night: “There has been a terrorist attack. We have taken some security measures, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.” the group said on Telegram.

Cyber ​​​​​​Front Z is associated with Prigozhin and who, according to the Institute for Strategic Study (ISD), is a troll factory that is used to promote Russian propaganda on social media.

Meanwhile, St. Petersburg prosecutor Viktor Melnik went to the scene, the Tass news agency said, adding that “an investigation has already been launched”.


Source: Clarin

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