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Kremlin claims West offers no help in investigating Crocus City Hall terrorist attack

25 March, 2024 Monday
14:45

The Kremlin asserts that Western assistance is not aiding Russian special services in probing the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall mall, which occurred on March 22, claiming over 130 lives

According to Interfax, Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for the Russian President, informed journalists of this on March 25.

When asked if Western nations had contributed to the investigation, Peskov responded, "No, our special services are working independently, and there's currently no talk of any assistance."

He mentioned numerous phone conversations between Putin and his counterparts, without specifying the participants, emphasizing the desire to enhance bilateral counterterrorism cooperation. However, Peskov noted a lack of current contact with Western counterparts.

Peskov declined to disclose the investigation progress or the primary investigation hypothesis. He indicated, "No definitive version has been announced yet. Only preliminary data has been discussed."

  • During a concert at Crocus City Hall near Moscow, unidentified individuals in camouflage carried out a shooting on March 22, resulting in over 130 deaths and numerous injuries. The FSB reported detaining suspects.
  • The Main Directorate of Intelligence believes the Crocus shooting was a deliberate provocation by Putin's regime, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the world to firmly reject false accusations of Ukrainian involvement. The White House also dismissed Ukrainian involvement.
  • On March 23, Putin accused Ukraine of "facilitating" terrorists who orchestrated the attack near Moscow.
  • Ihor Eisenberg, a professor at New York University, expressed doubt on Espreso that US and Western special services would provide additional information about the Crocus City Hall attack to Russia, citing concerns about protecting their sources of information.
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