Ukraine denies links to terror attack in Russia – DW – 03/22/2024

This was denied by the adviser to the President of Ukraine. Volodymyr ZelenskyMijailo Podoliak, any involvement in the massacre that claimed dozens of lives in the Russian capital.

“Of course Ukraine has nothing to do with shootings and explosions,” Podoliak wrote on his social networks. The presidential adviser added that “Ukraine has never resorted to terrorist methods” to fight against Russia. It has on other occasions “attacked its own citizens to launch 'counter-terrorist operations' against opposing ethnic groups.”

Podoliak also firmly believed that the “events” taking place in Moscow would contribute to “a sudden increase in military campaign, accelerated militarization, expansion of military mobilization in Russia and escalation of military aggression against Ukraine.”

The Ukrainian presidential adviser also predicted that the massacre would be used by the Kremlin to “justify blatant genocidal attacks against the civilian population of Ukraine”.

The “Freedom of Russia”, a group of Russian anti-government militias based in Ukraine, denied any involvement in the attack. “We emphasize that the brigade is not fighting against Russian citizens,” the group stressed in a telegram, accusing “Putin's regime of terror” of “preparing” this “bloody provocation”.

For its part, the United States confirmed that there was no indication that Ukraine was involved in the “terrible” attack on a concert hall in a shopping center on the outskirts of Moscow, where at least 40 people were killed and more than a hundred others were killed. They were injured.

At a press conference, John Kirby, one of the White House press officers, explained that the United States is still gathering information about the event, but “there is no indication at this time. Ukraine or Ukrainian citizens involved.

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A week before the March 15-17 Russian presidential election, several Western embassies, including the United States, warned of possible terrorist attacks in Russia.

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