Explaining complex things in simple words: Terrorist attack at Russia’s Crocus City Hall (Special Issue)

Explaining complex things in simple words: Terrorist attack at Russia’s Crocus City Hall (Special Issue)

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On March 22, 2024, unidentified gunmen went on a shooting rampage targeting civilians at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk near Moscow.

● Accusations voiced by Russian officials of Ukraine's involvement in the terrorist attack in Krasnogorsk are unfounded and slanderous. Ukraine has nothing to do with the wave of terror that continues in Russia under Vladimir Putin's dictatorship.

● Ukraine fights against Russian aggression by conventional means: strikes at military facilities and at facilities that make it possible for Putin to continue the war.

● The Russian resistance movement, which is fighting against the Kremlin regime in the Belgorod and Kursk regions of the Russian Federation, also categorically rejects the accusations against it.

● The main suspect in the terrorist attack in Krasnogorsk is the Kremlin regime, which does not shy away from violent provocations to achieve its own goals.

● The establishment of Putin's regime in 1999 began with the bombing of apartment blocks in Moscow, Buynaksk, and Volgodonsk. There is reasonable evidence of the involvement of Russian security agencies in those terrorist attacks.

● Back then, without any hindrance, explosives were brought to the city center. Now, a group of gunmen wielding automatic rifles arrived in the city without anyone noticing them. Then and now, civilians were killed in order for Putin to say that it was not him but some mythical terrorists.

● The Kremlin does not care about its citizens, hundreds of thousands of whom were mobilized and died in an umprovoked war against Ukraine.

● Killing civilians is part of Russia’s guidebook. They are doing and will do the same in Moscow region or anywhere across Russia as they did in Ukraine’s Bucha and Mariupol.

● The regular tragedies of peaceful Ukrainians suffering from Russian missile terror and occupation, the victims of Mariupol, deserve no less sympathy from the international community than those killed and injured in Krasnogorsk.

● The Putin regime will try to use the tragedy in Krasnogorsk to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of the international community, fomenting anti-Ukrainian hysteria within Russia, and pulling the country out of international isolation under the banner of “joint fight against terrorism.”

● The best way to honour the victims of the terrorist attack in Krasnogorsk is to prevent Putin from speculating on the tragedy to strengthen the dictatorship and spin the flywheel of war.

● We call on the international community to resolutely reject the false Russian accusations of Ukraine's alleged involvement in the Krasnogorsk attack and strengthen support for our state in countering the criminal Russian aggression.

Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security

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