April 13, 2024

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Russia has arrested another suspect in the Moscow attack, but continues to blame Ukraine

Russia has arrested another suspect in the Moscow attack, but continues to blame Ukraine
A woman lays flowers on the shoulder of the road in front of the burned-out compound after the deadly attack (REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina)

The Russian advisory panel made the report this Thursday Arresting another person involved Last Friday's attack In the concert hall Crocus City HallIn the suburbs of Moscow, at least 143 people died.

“Another suspect has been identified and arrested. Participated in financing terrorists” says the official note.

He further said that the investigation department will request the court to arrest the suspect.

According to the investigative team, Russia has “confirmed data” that the perpetrators of the terrorist attack received “substantial amounts of money and cryptocurrencies from Ukraine” in preparation for the crime.

Evidence of the connection of the perpetrators of the attack on the Moscow concert hall with Ukrainian nationalists was obtained “as a result of working with detained terrorists, analyzing information about technical devices seized from them and their financial transactions.” .

This week, justice has already ruled on detention for others Eight suspects were involved in the attack.

Suspects involved in the crime face up to life in prison on terrorism charges.

According to the latest official data, the attack took place at the Crocus City Hall concert hall, 20 kilometers from the center of Moscow. 143 people died and more than 150 were hospitalizedAccording to the latest data.

A suspect who opened fire at the Crocus City Hall concert hall during an audience in Moscow (EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY)

The Federal Security Service (FSB) earlier said eleven people had been arrested in connection with the attack.

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Among those arrested were Four terrorists were involved in the attack.

The resisting suspects were detained on a road in the Bryansk region on the border with Ukraine, where they allegedly tried to flee.

Russia has admitted that the attack took place on the outskirts of Moscow It was made by Islamists, but insists on looking for a “Ukrainian trace”.

Russia has said from the beginning that it would continue to link Ukraine with the attack Kyiv has denied it and the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility.

In a statement, the state investigative team said it had uncovered evidence of a Ukrainian connection for the first time. Although he described the nature of the alleged evidence, he did not disclose it.

It stated that the attackers received a substantial amount of money Cash and cryptocurrencies from UkraineAnd another terror financing suspect has been arrested.

America He had publicly warned before the concert shoot that he had received intelligence reports of a terrorist attack in Russia. US officials believe it isISIS-K, The Afghan branch of the network is the responsible one.

Russia finds it suspicious that the US was able to name the alleged attacker so soon after the attack. The head of the FSB reiterated this earlier this week Without providing evidence, he believed that Ukraine was also involved with the United States and the United Kingdom.

Western security analysts say the attack raises questions about the resources and priorities of Russian intelligence agencies, which have been closely focused on the war in Ukraine, and the need to crack down on opposition to it inside Russia.

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(With information from EFE and Reuters)