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The Kremlin points to Ukraine as an accomplice in the attack

Although the attack on Crocus City Hall has been claimed by the Islamic State since, for the moment, there is no evidence of Kiev’s involvement, the message broadcast this Saturday by Vladimir Putin was aimed at once again demonizing Ukraine in a new attempt to justify and legitimize the offensive launched just over two years ago. In his televised speech, the Russian president said that “the four direct perpetrators of the terrorist attack, all those who shot and killed people, were found and detained.” “They tried to hide and were heading towards Ukraine, where, according to preliminary information, a window had been prepared for them to cross the border.” However, surprisingly, the terrorists were intercepted near Belarus.

Furthermore, according to experts, due to the constant attacks by the Kiev Army at many points on the demarcation line, the terrorists would not have been able to cross from Russia to Ukraine because it is impenetrable, protected by barriers, barbed wire, minefields and permanent observation with cameras. Moscow has created an insurmountable barrier. The Russian dissident online publication Meduza, based in Riga (Latvia) and considered a “foreign agent” by the Kremlin, claims that state media have been required to blame Volodymyr Zelensky’s government.

Putin also wanted to make it clear that “the Federal Security Service and other law enforcement agencies are working to identify and uncover the entire basis of the terrorists’ complicity: who provided them with transportation, outlined escape routes from the crime scene, They prepared hiding places and provided them with weapons and ammunition.

In the opinion of the head of the Kremlin, “it is already obvious that we are facing not only a carefully and cynically planned terrorist attack, but a mass murder of peaceful and defenseless people. The criminals, with calm and determination, set out to kill, to shoot our citizens, our children, at point-blank range. Just like the Nazis – during World War II – they carried out massacres in the occupied territories. Now they have decided to stage a spectacle execution, a bloody act of intimidation.

“We will punish everyone”

«But all the executors, organizers and those who commissioned this crime will have a fair and inevitable punishment. We will identify and punish all those who are behind the terrorists, those who prepared this atrocity, this attack against Russia, against our people,” he stressed. He also said they knew “what the threat of terrorism is. We count on the interaction of States that sincerely share our pain and are willing to join forces in the fight against a common enemy: international terrorism.

He warned that “no one will be able to break our unity and will, our determination and courage, the strength of the united people of Russia. No one will be able to sow poisonous seeds of discord and panic or split our multi-ethnic society. Russia has repeatedly gone through difficult, sometimes unbearable tests, but has become even stronger. This is how it will be now », she concluded.

«No one will be able to break our unity and will, the courage and strength of the united people of Russia»

Putin described what happened on Friday as a “bloody attack”, expressed his condolences to the victims’ families and declared a day of national mourning for this Sunday. “I am addressing you on the occasion of the bloody and barbaric terrorist action against dozens of peaceful and innocent people: our compatriots, including children, adolescents and women,” he stressed.

Earlier, in other parts of the speech, Putin said he had “special words of gratitude to the medical teams and ambulances, to the soldiers of the special forces, firefighters and rescuers who did everything possible to save lives, get them out from under the fire, from the epicenter of the flames and smoke, and thus avoid even greater losses. “Nor can I ignore the help of ordinary citizens who, in the first minutes after the tragedy, did not remain indifferent and provided first aid.”

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