AdvertisementThe daughter of Vladimir Putin's so-called 'Rasputin' - one of the architects of the Russian tyrant's war in Ukraine - has reportedly been 'blown to pieces' in a car bombing on the outskirts of Moscow, in an alleged assassination plot meant for her father. Denis Pushilin, head of the breakaway Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, branded the authors of the 'attack' 'vile villains'. Ukraine and Western countries view it as an unprovoked war of conquest aimed at wiping out Ukraine's national identity. He added that 'deep and open U.S. involvement' in the war in Ukraine 'effectively puts the U.S. on the brink of becoming a party to the conflict.' The removal of Igor Osipov marked the most prominent sacking of a military official in the nearly six months since Russia launched its war on Ukraine.