Attack on house of journalist Julia Latynina committed. Eight people injured
The journalist suggested that the attackers used an "American production canister Skunk".
The observer of Novaya Gazeta and the radio station Ekho Moskvy, Yulia Latynina, reported that on the night of July 19 her house was attacked. There were several assailants, they moved by car. The source of RIA Novosti in law enforcement agencies announced the beginning of the examination.
"Last night the building was sprinkled with caustic gas of unknown composition," she said on the air of the radio station. As a result, eight people were injured, including four pensioners and two children.
"It was some kind of substance with a sickening smell, which, as far as I understand, causes little harm to health. The most unpleasant thing in all this story is that I was not alone," Latynina said.
According to her, her father, 79, was at home, her mother, 77, too, and 70-year-old neighbors with two grandchildren were behind the wall. Latynina specified that the neighbors were more affected. However, the journalist does not want to address the police. "I will not participate in this comedy," she said.
In the text published on the Novaya Gazeta website, Latynina writes that the attack was carried out by "the same people" who, in August last year, were doused her with feces, "or their brothers in reason."
Latynina also writes that the characteristic smudges of fetid liquid were found on the window of her room and by car. The journalist suggested that the attackers used an "American production canister Skunk."
"Contains butyl-melene-mercaptan. The fragrance is exactly the same: fusty onion, garlic, shit and gas. "Russian patriots, as you know, use canisters exclusively of American production. However, I'm not a chemist and I do not insist on analysis," Latynina wrote.
According to her, the attackers pursued two goals: first, "we know where you live, we know where your parents live." Today we splashed a Skunk into your window, and tomorrow we shoot at the head."
The second: "The hint is clear. You, Julia Latynina, are a skunk. You're being snoops on our Great and Mighty Rock. We laid hands on you," the journalist wrote on the Novaya Gazeta website, noting that her text is not an official address to the police.
Despite this, the police examined the liquid found on the house and car Latynina. "It is established that the spilled liquid does not pose a threat to life and health of people," the police told Interfax.
In August 2016, unknown persons poured feces on Latynina. The police reported that the attack on the journalist was due to her professional activities. However, there is still no information on the results of the investigation.
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