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Russia terrorist attack: Putin points towards Ukraine and vows to punish the attackers

Moscow. President Vladimir Putin urged the international community to stand with Russia and promised to bring to justice the perpetrators of Saturday’s cowardly attack on a concert hall near Moscow. 143 people were killed and many others were injured in the attack.

The 71-year-old president said in a televised address to the nation that the four gunmen directly involved in the attack were heading towards Russia’s border with Ukraine.

The President said, “We will investigate this terrorist attack and we already have some results. All four criminals directly involved in shooting people have been located and apprehended.”

Putin said, “They tried to escape… They were moving towards the border of Ukraine and we have data, which shows that they were going to cross the territory of Ukraine. Our investigators are trying to find the perpetrators of this attack.” Working for.”

Russian police have 11 suspects in custody, including four gunmen who were directly involved in carrying out this heinous attack.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters attacked “a large gathering” on the outskirts of Moscow and safely returned to their bases.

The Russian president said, “We know what a terrorist threat means, this is an attack against Russia and we hope that other countries that share our pain will cooperate with us.”

“We will remain united against this common enemy, these terrorists have no nationality and there is only one future for them – retribution,” said Putin, who was recently re-elected.

Putin said, “At the moment our common duty is to stand together, to remain united… And I believe that if we stand together, no one can divide us, no one can weaken our common strength.” Could.” He said that Russia has to face many challenges. Its history has always come through strongly.

Earlier the Russian security agency – Federal Security Service (FSB) had said that the attackers were driving towards the border.

“After carrying out the terrorist attack the criminals intended to cross the Russian-Ukrainian border and had appropriate contacts with the Ukrainian people,” the FSB said.

Kiev reportedly said it had “nothing to do” with the attack. He described the attack as the result of Russian “provocation” and claimed that Moscow’s special services were behind it.

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