Attack in Russia: Ukraine assures that 'it has nothing to do' with terrorist attack

Ukraine assured that “It has nothing to do with it” with the attempt committed this Friday against a concert hall in a shopping center on the outskirts of Moscow in which at least 40 people died and more than a hundred were injured.

“Of course, Ukraine has nothing to do with the shooting or the explosions at Crocus City Hall. It does not make any sense”. said the advisor to the Office of the Ukrainian Presidency Mijailo Podoliak in a message on the social network x.

The presidential advisor added that “Ukraine has never resorted to terrorist methods” to combat Russia, and stated that it has been “Russia itself” that on other occasions “has attacked its own citizens to initiate 'anti-terrorist actions' against protesting ethnic groups.”

Podoliak said he was convinced that “the events” taking place in Moscow “will contribute to an abrupt increase in military propaganda, accelerated militarization, the expansion of” military mobilization in Russia and “an escalation” of the military aggression against Ukraine.

He further predicted that the massacre will be used by the Kremlin to “justify blatantly genocidal attacks against Ukraine's civilian population.”

The advisor to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, also stated that long before this Friday's shooting in the Russian capital, “we had heard public warnings from foreign embassies in Moscow about the possibility of such bloody excesses.”

The White House comes to the defense of Ukraine

The United States stated that There is no indication that Ukraine participated in the “horrible” attack that occurred this Friday in a concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow.

One of the White House spokespersons, John Kirby, explained that he is still gathering information about the event, but said that “at this time there is no indication that Ukraine or Ukrainian citizens are involved.”

“At this time I would rule out any connection with Ukraine”he stressed.

The spokesperson also conveyed his condolences to the victims of the attack and considered that the images of the event are “really horrible and difficult to see.”

One week before russian presidential elections From March 15 to 17, several Western embassies, including the United States, warned of possible terrorist attacks in Russia. Specifically, the United States embassy in Russia had asked American citizens on March 7 to They will avoid mass events in Moscowlike concerts, because there was information that “extremists” were planning some type of attack.

In this regard, Kirby assured that Washington had no prior knowledge of the shooting that occurred this Friday.