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Russia again accused Ukraine of 'terrorist attacks' and demanded Maliuk's arrest. Ukraine retorts

Russia again accused Ukraine of 'terrorist attacks' and demanded Maliuk's arrest. Ukraine retorts Vasyl Maliuk, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (photo:

Today, March 31, the Russian Foreign Ministry officially demanded that Ukraine extradite the head of the Security Service, Vasyl Maliuk, who, according to the Kremlin, is allegedly responsible for the terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall near Moscow. The Ukrainian security service itself responded sharply to the absurd statement.

"Trying to appeal to the norms of international law, namely the Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, the Russian Foreign Ministry forgets that it is Putin who is officially on the international wanted list - in particular, he is expected at the Hague Tribunal for the abduction of Ukrainian children," the special service said.

The SSU also drew attention to the fact that such statements by the aggressor country's ministry regarding the events in the Moscow region are made on the second anniversary of the liberation of Bucha from the occupiers by Ukrainian defenders, where numerous facts of mass killings of civilians were revealed.

"It is especially cynical to hear statements about terrorism from the terrorist country itself against the backdrop of the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha and the atrocities committed by the Russians there. We remember every Ukrainian who died and will do everything to ensure that the enemy receives a just retribution," the Security Service's press service told RBC-Ukraine.

The SSU emphasizes that any words of the Russian Foreign Ministry "are worthless."

"Russia can actually make only one statement that is worthy of attention - to announce to the whole world its defeat in the war and the withdrawal of occupation troops from Ukrainian land," the special service said.


Today, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it officially claimed, among other things, that the March 22 terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall allegedly had a "Ukrainian trace."

"Investigative actions carried out by the Russian competent authorities indicate that the traces of all these crimes lead to Ukraine," the foreign ministry of the aggressor country said in a statement.

The Russian ministry also claims that Moscow has conveyed to Kyiv demands for the immediate arrest and extradition of "all those involved" in the crimes.

Terrorist attack near Moscow

On March 22, unidentified gunmen broke into the Crocus City Hall shopping center near Moscow. There was a large crowd in the shopping center.

The terrorists shot Russians massively and set fire to the exits to prevent them from escaping.

Later, Tajik citizens were arrested in Russia and accused of the terrorist attack. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin said that the suspects allegedly tried to escape to Ukraine through the Bryansk region.

Moscow's Basmanny Court arrested four suspects in the attack. They allegedly confessed to committing the attack. The men were brought to the court beaten, one of them was on a gurney accompanied by doctors. It is obvious that they were tortured.

On March 27, the head of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Russia had known about the terrorist attack for at least a month, but decided not to act.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The United States and a number of other Western countries confirmed the existence of information about the involvement of ISIS and denied that Ukraine was involved in the events.

The US State Department believes that Russia is trying to justify the war against Ukraine with the help of the terrorist attack.