Putin Points Finger at Ukraine: Shocking Allegations Surface After Moscow Tragedy!

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the perpetrators of the attack on a Moscow , which resulted in the deaths of 133 people, had connections to Ukraine. However, this assertion was promptly denied by officials in .

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Putin stated, “They attempted to flee towards Ukraine, where, according to preliminary information, arrangements were made for their entry across the state border from the Ukrainian side.”

This allegation arose when Putin addressed the attack 20 hours after at least four gunmen breached Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, located on the outskirts of Moscow.

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) had previously asserted a link between Ukraine and the assailants in a statement reported by the Russian news agency TASS. The statement indicated, “The terrorists had plans to cross the border and had contacts on the Ukrainian side.”

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, supporters of Putin on social media spread this unfounded theory.

However, Kyiv categorically denied any involvement and labeled the FSB's claims as a “provocation,” according to the Kyiv Post. Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) of the Ministry of Defense, dismissed the FSB's statements as “absurd.”

Putin revealed that the four gunmen, along with seven others, have been apprehended. Russia's Investigative Committee warned that the death toll may rise, attributing the causes of death preliminarily to gunshot wounds and inhalation of combustion products.

-K, one of the most active regional affiliates of the Islamic State, asserted responsibility for the attack. This militant group gained notoriety for orchestrating the suicide bombing at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport in 2021, which claimed the lives of 13 US military personnel and 169 civilians.

Putin called for international in combating terrorism, stating, “We must stand together against this common enemy of international terrorism wherever it rears its head,” as reported by Politico.

Just days before the rampage, Putin dismissed US warnings of an incident as “blackmail.”

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