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Ukrainian Foreign Minister urges West about Moskow terrorist attack: Don't let Putin deceive you

Ukrainian Foreign Minister urges West about Moskow terrorist attack: Don't let Putin deceive you Photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his cronies should not deceive the West and link Ukraine to the terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall near Moscow, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba.

"Putin lied about the bombings of residential buildings in 1999, the Kursk submarine disaster in 2000, the siege of the school in Beslan in 2004, the murders of Politkovskaya in 2006, Magnitsky in 2009, Nemtsov in 2015, and many other critics, Russian soldiers who occupied Crimea, the downing of MH17, and plans to invade Ukraine - these are just a few examples of falsehoods in a very long list," Kuleba noted.

The Foreign Minister added that the Russian dictator is attempting to implicate Ukraine or other Western countries in the terrorist attack near Moscow despite there being no evidence to support such claims.

"Do not let Putin and his accomplices deceive you. Their sole purpose is to motivate more Russians to die in a senseless and criminal war against Ukraine, as well as to incite even greater hatred towards other nations, not only Ukrainians but also the entire West," the minister stated.

What is known about the terrorist attack

On the evening of Friday, March 22, in the city of Krasnogorsk in the Moscow region, several armed men in camouflage carried out a shooting at the Crocus City Hall shopping center. According to Russian reports, over 100 people were killed in the attack.

Earlier, a number of media outlets claimed that the attack was organized by the ISIS group. However, other sources refute this information.

Russian authorities stated that they detained four individuals involved in the terrorist attack. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin claimed that the terrorists allegedly intended to flee to Ukraine, where a "window" had been prepared for them.

Alexander Musiyenko, the head of the Center for Military-Legal Studies, suggested in a comment to RBC-Ukraine that the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall near Moscow could have been carried out by the ISIS group, but Putin did not acknowledge this.