Home News The Russian description of the attack in Moscow is "smoke screen", says the British finance minister. He takes statements with a grain of salt

The Russian description of the attack in Moscow is "smoke screen", says the British finance minister. He takes statements with a grain of salt

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The Russian description of the attack in Moscow is "smoke screen", says the British finance minister.  He takes statements with a grain of salt

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday that the United Kingdom has “very little faith” in the Kremlin’s claims about Friday’s attack on a concert hall in Moscow, and accused him of trying to “justify” the invasion of Ukraine, AFP writes.

Gunmen stormed the Crocus City Hall concert hall in the northern suburbs of Moscow on Friday, killing at least 133 people. The terrorist organization Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

Russian authorities have not yet blamed this organization for the attack, but President Vladimir Putin announced that the attackers were apprehended when they were “escaping towards Ukraine, where, according to preliminary information, they had created a space to cross the border”.

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Russia’s FSB security service has previously said the attackers were “in contact” with people in Ukraine as they tried to escape Russia.

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Hunt told Sky News on Sunday that he was taking everything the Russian government was saying with a grain of salt, given “what we’ve heard from them over the last few years.”

“We know that they are creating a smokescreen of propaganda to defend pure evil – the invasion of Ukraine. But that does not mean that it is not a tragedy when innocent people lose their lives when they are bombed in a terrible way,” he added.

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The minister warned that the UK and other European countries should be “absolutely” concerned that Islamic State is back on the world stage.

“We are very fortunate in this country to have an incredibly magnificent secret service that has been able to … thwart a number of terrorist threats in recent years, but we have to remain vigilant,” he told Sky News.

“If the attack was carried out by the Islamic State, it is completely indiscriminate in what it does, it is ready to kill in the most terrible way,” he added.

01 – Modified: 2024-03-24 10:41:04 – Feat.: – Title: German defense expert: Putin ignored warnings of a terrorist attack 02 – Modified: 2024-03-23 ​​22:04:43 – Feat.: – Title: Polish Prime Minister Tusk hopes that no one will use the attack in Moscow as a pretext for escalation 03 – Modified: 2024-03-23 ​​20:23:06 – Feat.: – Title: They extinguished the fire in a building in Moscow after the attack, published a partial list of victims 04 – Modified: 2024-03-23 ​​19:57:13 – Feat.: – Title: Video of the alleged arrest of the perpetrator of the attack near Moscow shows his ear being cut off, they were supposed to force him to eat it 05 – Modified: 2024-03-23 ​​18: 57:25 – Feat.: – Title: Firefighters put out the fire in the concert hall after the attack near Moscow, rescue work continues



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