10 things you need to know today: August 22, 2022

A Zelensky aide says Ukraine had "nothing to do with" Russia car bombing, Pakistan charges former prime minister under anti-terror law, and more

Russian officials investigating the scene of the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina
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1. Zelensky aide says Ukraine wasn't behind Russia car bombing

An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that Ukraine had "nothing to do with" the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, a hawkish Russian commentator and the daughter of prominent Russian ultra-nationalist Alexander Dugin, as she was driving back to Moscow from a festival Saturday night. "We are not a criminal state like the Russian Federation, much less a terrorist one," the adviser, Mykhailo Podolyak, said. Denis Pushilin, who heads the Russian-backed separatist Donetsk People's Republic in the Donbas, blamed the attack on the "terrorists of the Ukrainian regime." The Kremlin called the attack a "pre-planned murder for hire" that targeted Dugin, an advocate of escalating Russia's war in Ukraine. He took a different car at the last minute.

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