Assassination of top Putin adviser’s daughter by suspected Ukrainian operatives puts Europe on hair-trigger for World War III

Just as it appeared as though Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had ground to a stalemate, with some suggesting a Ukrainian counterattack is in the offing ahead of a pullback by Moscow’s forces, an event has just taken place that harkens historians back to the first time the European continent exploded during the 20th century.

“The daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin was assassinated in Russia after a bomb detonated over the weekend. Dugin is a polarizing figure, especially in the West, where he’s considered influential with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” intelligence bulletin Forward Observer noted in a Monday report.

An analyst comment followed:

While some pundits have speculated that Dugin was the target of the car bomb due to internal political disputes, it’s more likely that Ukrainian special operations are responsible. For now, the Russians are blaming Ukraine and the United States, which will likely lead to increased targeting of civilian leadership in Ukraine. Dugin famously pressed for the war in Ukraine as part of a broader conflict to topple the West. This is an event that could draw Russian attacks on U.S. interests in the region, which could expand the scope of the conflict.

An addendum to the initial report, sent shortly after the original, provided an update: “There’s an anti-Putin Russian nationalist group calling themselves the National Republican Army who are taking responsibility for the car bomb that killed Alexander Dugin’s daughter. The item in this morning’s report was written on Sunday before I became aware of this new information. For now, I believe this is the most likely explanation. We’ll continue to look into it, as this is a major development in the conflict.”


That appears to be the case, at least according to the Russians. And in fact, the country’s intelligence service, the FSB, appears to have identified a suspect.

“Ukrainian national Natalya Vovk, identified as the prime suspect in Saturday’s car bombing that killed journalist Darya Dugina in Moscow,” was seen in “footage published Monday” that “shows Vovk and her teenage daughter entering Russia, inside the building where Dugina lived, and leaving the country in haste,” the semi-official Russia Today reported.

“The Ukrainian national arrived in Russia on July 23, using Donetsk People’s Republic license plates to avoid scrutiny. While in Moscow, she swapped the plates on her Mini Cooper to those of Kazakhstan, a friendly former Soviet republic. On Sunday, after the bombing, Vovk drove to Estonia with Ukrainian plates, the FSB said,” added.

Other reports claim that Vovk entered Russia on July 23 and left the country just a few days ago. One report also said that Vovk is a member of Ukrainian Special Operations forces including “the terrorist organization ‘Azov Regiment,’” a neo-Nazi battalion.

The vehicle carrying Dugina, 29, was a Toyota SUV. It is believed that Vovk planted an IED under the vehicle and detonated it remotely, though it could also have been on a timer.

The Russian government, which is blaming Ukraine specifically, suspects that Dugina’s father was actually the target.

“As a result of a complex of urgent operational-search measures, the Federal Security Service has solved the murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina, born in 1992,” the FSB announced, going on to emphasize the culpability of the Ukrainian government by stating that “the crime was prepared and committed by the Ukrainian special services[.]” reported more details regarding the alleged assassin.

“A photo ID of Vovk in the uniform of Ukraine’s National Guard was published in April on the Russian internet, as part of a dox of neo-Nazi Azov regiment members. It lists her surname as Shaban – the surname her daughter used when entering Russia, according to the FSB. Ukraine previously claimed it was not involved in the assassination,” the news site continued.

That said, a spokesman for the Ukrainian government, Mykhailo Podolyak, said Kyiv was not involved in any way in the attack.

“Ukraine, of course, has nothing to do with yesterday’s explosion[.],” he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has since warned that he believes the assassination will serve as an impetus for Russia to now widen the conflict. And here’s where there is a World War I comparison: Vovk is believed to be hiding out in Estonia, a NATO member.

“The potential conflict arising between Estonia and the Russian Federation has the potential to trigger Article 5 of the NATO Charter which puts forth a collective defense clause meaning that any military engagement with a NATO member state constitutes action taken against the entire trans-Atlantic body whether it occurs as far east as Tallinn or as far west as Hawai’i,” said an assessment posted at Zero Hedge.

“While Article 5 of the NATO Charter has been used to threaten Russia from intensifying any aggression, the officials who have constantly cited the collective defense policy have done so under the pretense of preventing any further aggression. The assassination of Darya Dugina is a drastically different circumstance as Russia will surely perceive any potential action it takes to have Vovk extradited from Estonia as entirely justified and as a response to the murder, not an offensive attack against a NATO member state,” the assessment continued.

World War I began stemming from the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the presumptive heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. We may once again be on the precipice of war — a third world war — starting in eastern Europe and stemming from yet another assassination. At this point, it will be up to Vladimir Putin to decide how or if he responds.

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Western University students rise up against vaccine mandate

In response to the recently announced vaccine mandate, Western University students have taken to social media to pressure the institution into ending the mandate once and for all.

In an Instagram and Twitter post, students4agency writes, “We’re doing something controversial… believing in an adult’s right to choose.”

The group then lists four things that students can do to peacefully make their voices heard on the issue of the vaccine mandate:

  1. Contact student councils.
  2. Contact the administration using their publicly available contact info.
  3. “Refuse to comply. Your body is yours, not Western’s. Your personal choices shouldn’t determine your access to education.”
  4. Tell your friends about the pushback.

On Twitter, Conservative leadership candidate and Western University alumni Roman Baber publicly supported the group’s decision to fight the mandate.

“Enough is Enough. Peaceful advocacy, public pressure, political influence, donors withholding gifts, doctors weighing in — we need it all now. It starts and ends with Western University,” tweeted Baber.

Toronto Today radio host Greg Brady is also supporting students, writing, “Western students, email [or] call your Students’ Council. Your fees pay for them to represent you. Be loud and strong and unified. This is complicated, lots of layers to it, but the university is dead wrong here. Dead wrong — and I think they know they care and don’t care. Speak up.”

Additionally, as students4agency noted, there doesn’t appear to be any public health officials that can justify Western University’s decision at this time.

Just last month, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer Kieran Moore said that university-aged people should take a “risk-based approach” to whether they get the vaccine due to the risk of severe reactions.

“If you’ve had your first two doses and your first booster, we would not – you may get your second booster dose, but it’s not a ‘should,’” said Moore.

“… There’s always a risk to having any therapeutic versus a benefit. You want to make sure there’s a very strong benefit versus the risk. If you’re an 18-year-old healthy individual, the risk of getting hospitalized if you have no underlying medical illness is very, very low. We know there is a risk, a very small risk, 1 in 5000 that may get myocarditis, for example, and you’d have to have that discussion on the risk-benefit of a complication from the vaccine versus the benefit of vaccination – for a young, healthy person.”

Moreover, Fanshawe College, also located in London, Ontario, has decided against bringing back the mandate due to the region’s public health officials saying that it’s not necessary.

Unfortunately, Western University has not responded to students’ or the public’s concerns despite getting thousands of negative responses to their announcement.

EXCLUSIVE LEAK: Trudeau installing weapons armouries, interrogation rooms for Ministry of Climate Change

Architectural plans have been leaked to The Counter Signal, revealing Trudeau’s sinister plans to weaponize the climate change agenda.

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is building a new facility in Winnipeg that will be home to a firearms armoury, interrogation rooms, biological labs, media relations offices, “controlled quiet rooms,” and intelligence facilities.

The plans, which were drawn up by a firm in Winnipeg, open a window into Trudeau’s future plans for Climate Enforcement.

Down the hall from the proposed “Firearms Storage” rooms are several evidence rooms, interrogation suites, and adjacent recording rooms.

Leaked plans for a Climate Police Armory

According to a recently posted ad, the Ministry is searching to recruit a battalion of Climate “Pollution” Officers, a unit within the coldly named “Environmental Enforcement Directorate.”

If you emit too much carbon or use too much fertilizer, you may just be on the Climate Communists’ hit list.

The entire facility that was leaked to The Counter Signal is sketched to be over 50,000 square feet, will house hundreds of ECCC staff, and will also be home to weather forecasting staff.

The Impact Assessment Act (IAA), which was quietly passed in the final days of Trudeau’s majority government, grants sweeping power to Ministerial “Enforcement Officers.” But, until now, little has been explained about where and how Climate Police will be deployed.

The IAA empowers agents of the Ministry of Climate Change to enter premises without a warrant to “verify compliance or prevent non-compliance with [the Act].

Trudeau’s Climate Police may enter any project location that affects the environment to take photographs, access computer systems and communication devices, and “direct any person to put any machinery, vehicle or equipment in the place into operation or to cease operating it.” Climate Police may also prohibit access to the location entirely.

It seems to be no coincidence that this Climate Police armoury was placed in the heartland of agricultural production in Canada. This information comes just days after agents dispatched by ECCC were accused of trespassing on private land in Saskatchewan to collect Nitrogen samples, the newest target of Trudeau’s climate change agenda.

According to the landowners who confronted the federal agents trespassing on their land, they were told that the purpose of them being there was to test the water in the farmers’ dugouts to measure nitrate levels.

Trudeau’s government recently announced a policy to reduce the use of fertilizer on Canadian farms by 30%. This policy has been widely criticized by farmers across the country and by provincial governments in the Western provinces, with opponents saying it will cripple the food supply.

Some observers have said that there is reason to suspect that these actions are the first steps in replicating the attacks on farmers that have provoked widespread unrest in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe.

While the federal government has not yet confirmed it, there is speculation that the water sampling we now know is underway will be used as baseline measurements to enforce reductions in fertilizer usage going forward.

The Counter Signal has reached out to ECCC for comment.