Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded a posthumous medal to navy blogger Vladlen Tatarsky who was killed in an assault in a restaurant in St Petersburg.
“For braveness and boldness demonstrated within the efficiency of his skilled duties, the navy correspondent Fomin, Maxim Yuryevich [Vladlen Tatarsky] is posthumously awarded the Order of Valour,” stated the decree.
Tatarsky, whose actual title was Maxim Fomin, was killed in an explosion on Sunday in a St Petersburg cafe. Greater than 30 individuals had been injured within the blast.
The blogger, who had known as for the “whole annihilation of Ukraine,” had supposed to speak about his experiences as a conflict reporter within the fight zone in jap Ukraine.
Russia’s authorities have since categorized the blast as a terrorist assault and a girl has been arrested. Based on media experiences, she has been transferred to Moscow.
Completely different teams have accused the opposite of being behind the assault. Whereas the Kremlin has blamed Kiev and opposition supporters of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny, he has blamed the Russian authorities.
Extra broadly, main figures loyal to Russia have responded with horror, as it’s the second case because the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine that somebody vocally supporting the conflict has been killed. Final yr, publicist Darya Dugina died in a automotive explosion close to Moscow.
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