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Moscow: How will Putin react after the massacre?

Moscow: How will Putin react after the massacre?

The global community is still in shock after the brutal terrorist attack on Crocus City Hall in Moscow that left dozens dead and injured, and now attention turns to the response of the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin.

The Russian Security Service (FSB) informed the Russian President of the arrest of 11 people, including 4 directly involved in the massacre, while the Russian Security Service (FSB) announced today that the suspects in the terrorist attack have “contacts” in Ukraine and are planning to flee. there.

“It may not be important who carried out the attacks, but who the Russian government decides is responsible and against whom it will respond,” says the Russian expert.

At the same time, the Kremlin is verifying the authenticity of the publication through which ISIS claimed responsibility for the operation.

“Extreme violence”

Matthew Sussex, Russia expert and associate professor at the Australian National University, In his statements to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): He said: “Russia has a long history of treating many people on its territory who are Muslims poorly. We fought two wars in Chechnya. The second war from 1999 to 2006 was a radical war where there were people who fought with ISIS against the Russian government. Since then, Russian activities in Syria have made ISIS view the Russian government as the main threat.

Meanwhile, Sussex said he expected the Russian response after the attack on Crocus City Hall to be “very violent”, citing the aftermath of the 2002 Moscow theater siege and the 2004 Beslan school siege as examples.

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“It may not be important who carried out the attacks, but who the Russian government decides to blame and who it will respond to,” Matthew Sussex said, noting that the US warning of a possible attack, issued on March 7, had been heeded. By the Kremlin as trying to “interfere” in the recent presidential elections and its internal affairs.

Medvedev: We will respond to death with death

The indication was the harsh message sent by the former Russian President and head of the country's Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, who made it clear, on the one hand, that Moscow would respond to death with death, while he did not ignore – before the identity – it was known that the perpetrators – that if Ukraine From behind they will destroy it.

“To the families of those killed during the terrorist attack – my sincere and strong condolences to all the loved ones of the victims. “Terrorists only understand through retaliatory terrorist acts,” he said. “No trial or investigation will help if punches are not met with punches and the terrorists are executed.” This is what Experience.”

He added: “If it is proven that these are terrorists of the Kiev regime, it is impossible to negotiate with them and their ideological initiators in another way. They must all be found and mercilessly killed as terrorists. Among them are the state officials who committed these atrocities. Death to death,” Medvedev said.


However, if an Islamic State affiliate group's claim that it was behind the Moscow attack proves true, it would be the latest in a series of Islamic State-linked attacks in or against Russia in recent years.

In detail, according to the BBC, a Russian plane exploded over the Egyptian Sinai desert in 2015 with 224 people on board, most of them Russian citizens. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for this attack and later published a photo of the explosive device. Also in 2017, a bomb attack on the St. Petersburg subway that killed 15 people was linked to Islamist extremists.

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Armed groups have been fighting Russian forces in the country's North Caucasus region for decades. It is noteworthy that a large number of them flocked to Syria to join ISIS when the organization was formed 10 years ago.