NewsMedvedev's controversial "Death for death" response to Moscow attack

Medvedev's controversial "Death for death" response to Moscow attack

Dmitrij Medvedev commented on the shooting in Moscow.
Dmitrij Medvedev commented on the shooting in Moscow.
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6:01 AM EDT, March 23, 2024

The former president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, commented on the Moscow shooting, declaring "Death for death" on social media. In the tragic event at the Krokus concert hall, at least 40 individuals lost their lives, and over 100 were injured.

It is critical to recognize that many reports from Russian media and government officials may be propagandistic, contributing to the information warfare led by the Russian Federation.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly incident at the Krokus concert hall, which resulted in 40 fatalities and at least 140 injuries. However, they have yet to provide evidence to back their claim.

Ria Novosti reported that several masked gunmen stormed the packed Krokus concert hall in Moscow, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries.

"I extend my deepest condolences to the victims' families of this terrorist attack and wish great strength to all their loved ones. Terrorists only respond to fierce counteraction. No trial or investigation can be effective if we do not meet violence with force, leading to the immediate execution of terrorists and stringent actions against their families, as global experience shows.

If evidence points to terrorists from the Kyiv regime, there's no alternative but to hunt them and their enablers. Every perpetrator must be relentlessly pursued and eradicated as a terrorist, including any officials from the state responsible for this horror. Death for death," the former Russian president asserted on Telegram.

Who orchestrated the Moscow shooting?

"It's a calculated provocation by Putin's special services, which the international community had anticipated," Yusov told the Ukrainian Pravda service. This sentiment was echoed by the Head of the Ukrainian Presidency Office, Mykhailo Podoliak, who assured that Ukraine played no role in the terrorist act in Russia and suggested that the Russian authorities might be the real culprits behind it.

Independent Russian media have highlighted that two weeks before the attack, the US embassy in Russia had issued warnings about an "extremist" threat in Moscow, including potential attacks at concerts. Vladimir Putin remarked that these warnings resembled "blackmail and an endeavor to intimidate and destabilize" Russian society.

According to Ria Novosti, in response to the attack, various regions in Russia, including Istra, Lubertsy, and cities like Kursk, Leningrad, Vologda, Tula, Nizhny Novgorod, Tver, Voronezh, Zaporizhzhia, among others, are canceling mass events and universities are suspending classes.

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