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Kremlin's weakness means terrorist attacks in Russia will continue - General Yahun

31 March, 2024 Sunday
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Retired SBU Major General Viktor Yahun believes that terrorist attacks in the Russian Federation will continue, as the Kremlin fails to counter real terrorist groups

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He hsraed his opinions with Espreso TV.

"Advisor to the Russian Minister of Internal Affairs, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, stated that terrorists at the Crocus City Hall shopping center were controlled using implanted chips. This, to understand their level of stupidity, was recognized by a senior major general of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In other words, the entire world realizes that they are mentally ill. The problem for Russians is that such people are in charge of them. Putin blamed Ukraine for the terrorist attack, and now his henchmen are trying to come up with something to confirm his words," explained Yahun.

According to Yahun, the Putin regime is weak and unprofessional in combating terrorists.

"The problems for Russia are just beginning. The whole world has seen the incompetence and weakness of the regime. Instead of stopping and negotiating with world intelligence agencies, they engage in madness. The regime makes no attempt to genuinely address this issue. This madness didn't start with the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall shopping center. In previous years, they were finding some calling cards of Yarosh and Mein Kampf in Ukrainian (Russian propadanga's ways of  demonstrating Ukraine's alleged involvement in certain events - ed.). Therefore, such unprofessionalism and weakness of the regime will lead to even greater terrorist attacks on Russia's territory. Since they take no real action against terrorist groups," he added.

Terrorist attack in Moscow’s Crocus City Hall 

In Krasnogorsk, Moscow region, a shooting took place at the Crocus City Hall concert venue before the start of the Picnic band's performance. Over 130 people have been reported dead as well as many wounded. The FSB says it has allegedly detained the suspects.

Starting on March 7, American diplomats warned of the threat of terrorist attacks in the Russian capital, Moscow. Subsequently, similar statements were made by representatives of several other Western countries.

Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate believes that the shooting at the Crocus shopping center in Moscow is a deliberate provocation by the Putin regime, and the Foreign Ministry said the world should strongly reject Russia's false accusations of Ukraine's alleged involvement. The White House also rejected Ukraine's involvement. 

On March 23, Vladimir Putin made an address on the terrorist attack. According to the Russian leader, Ukraine was "preparing a window" to allow terrorists who had staged a terrorist attack in Moscow to escape. 

On March 25, at a meeting with security officials, Putin admitted that "radical Islamists" had carried out the attack, but blamed the shooting on "those who are fighting Russia with the hands of the Kyiv regime."

The Secretary of the Russian Security Council, the Director of the FSB, and the spokesperson for the Russian President repeated Putin's version of the "Ukrainian trace" and the involvement of Western intelligence services in the terrorist attack in Moscow. At the same time, self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko denied that the alleged perpetrators of the terrorist attack were trying to escape to Ukraine.

The Center for Countering Disinformation doubts that the Crocus attack could have been carried out by the perpetrators identified by the Russian authorities.

The US National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday, March 24, unequivocally rejected Russia's attempts to accuse Ukraine of organizing the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall shopping mall near Moscow.

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