Ukraine Financially Backed Moscow Concert Hall Attack –Russia

The government of Russia has renewed its blame game over the attack at a Moscow concert hall maintaining that the attack relied on hefty financial support from Ukraine.

This was according to the report of an investigative committee published on Friday.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that last week, the attack at a Moscow concert hall left more than 140 people dead.

A group of terrorists, who Russian President Vladimir Putin described as being radical Islamist, stormed a large music venue just outside of Moscow.

They went on a gun rampage, killing people on sight as they went towards the main hall, and set it on fire.

Russian officials had claimed that the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall may have been organised by Ukrainian special services who used the Islamists as proxies.

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The committee said: “Confirmed information [indicated] that perpetrators of the terrorist act had received significant sums of money and cryptocurrency from Ukraine, which were used in the preparation of the crime.”

Since the incident, the death toll from the attack had reached 140, Russian Health Minister, Mikhail Murashko said.

According to him, people seriously hurt in the terrorist attack eventually died from their injuries.

In a related development, at least one civilian has been confirmed dead and 16 others badly wounded after Russia struck the northeastern city of Kharkiv with aerial bombs on Thursday for the first time since 2022.

The airstrikes caused widespread damage, hitting several residential buildings and damaging the city’s institute for emergency surgery.

Africa Today News, New York reports that in recent times, Russia has escalated its attacks on Ukraine, launching several missile barrages on the capital Kyiv and hitting energy infrastructure across the country in apparent retaliation for recent Ukrainian aerial attacks on the Russian border region of Belgorod. Such sporadic attacks, however, have been common throughout the war.

Africa Today News, New York

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