The editor of Novaya Gazeta newspaper and Kremlin critic was attacked with pink paint laced with acetone on April 7.
The USA intelligence group believes the Russian authorities was behind a chemical assault on a outstanding Kremlin critic and Nobel Peace Prize recipient in April, in line with a number of stories in US media.
Dmitry Muratov, the editor of the investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta, stated that he was attacked whereas on a prepare from Moscow to Samara in April and splashed with pink paint containing acetone.
He stated the attacker informed him “that is for you from our boys.”
Muratov on the time posted images of his face, chest and arms coated in pink oil paint, which he stated badly burned his eyes due to the acetone.
❗️Неизвестный напал на главреда «Новой газеты» и лауреата Нобелевской премии мира Дмитрия Муратова прямо в вагоне поезда pic.twitter.com/xrhR62zJts
— Новая газета. Европа (@novayagazeta_eu) April 7, 2022
On Thursday, a US official informed reporters that Washington “can verify that Russian intelligence orchestrated the April 7 assault on Novaya Gazeta’s editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov, wherein he was splashed with pink paint containing acetone”, in line with the Washington Publish.
The official didn’t give any particulars on how the willpower was made.
Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for his work at Novaya Gazeta, which was identified for its investigations into Russian corruption and human rights abuses. Six of its contributors have been killed because the Nineties.
Throughout his acceptance speech, Muratov presciently warned of the potential for the battle in Ukraine as Russia on the time continued its troop build-up on the border.
“In [the] heads of some loopy geopoliticians, a battle between Russia and Ukraine shouldn’t be one thing inconceivable any longer,” he stated.
On the time, the Kremlin praised Muratov, calling him a “proficient” and “courageous” journalist.
In March, Muratov introduced he would donate his Nobel Peace Prize medal to boost funds for Ukrainian refugees.
Shortly after, the newspaper introduced that it was suspending its on-line and print actions till the tip of what Russia calls its “particular operation” in Ukraine.