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HAShe day after the lethal assault on a live performance corridor within the suburbs of Moscow which left not less than 115 lifeless, claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), worldwide reactions have multiplied.

Although he has not but spoken publicly, Vladimir Putin, who was knowledgeable “from the first minutes” of the assault, in response to the Kremlin, wished a speedy restoration to the victims and thanked the medical doctors, after receiving the reviews from legislation enforcement officers and emergency providers.

The spokesperson for Russian diplomacy, Maria Zakharova, denounced a “bloody terrorist attack” and a “monstrous crime”.

No Ukrainian involvement

If Russia didn’t instantly accuse anybody, Mykhaïlo Podoliak, an advisor to the Ukrainian presidency, hastened to make clear that the nation, which has been going through a Russian army offensive for 2 years, “has not absolutely nothing to do” with the assault. A unit of Russian anti-Kremlin fighters behind a number of armed incursions on the Russian border in latest months, the Russian Freedom Legion, has additionally denied any involvement. Ukrainian army intelligence, nevertheless, accused “Russian special services” of being behind the assault in Moscow “on the orders of Vladimir Putin” so as to “accuse Ukraine” and provoke “escalation” and to “expand” its assault towards its neighbor.

The White House, for its half, indicated that it had “no indication at this stage that Ukraine or Ukrainians were involved” within the assault. In distinction, the US Embassy in Russia had warned its residents that it was “closely monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, including concerts.” The United States additionally expressed its “thoughts alongside the victims of the terrible attack,” assured a presidential spokesperson, referring to “horrible and difficult to watch images.”

EU condemns “all attacks against civilians”

President Emmanuel Macron “strongly condemned the terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic State”, in response to the Élysée. “France expresses its solidarity with the victims, their loved ones and all the Russian people,” continues the French presidency. He was adopted by Chancellor Olaf Scholz: “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and all the injured,” he wrote on X (previously Twitter).

Through the voice of Peter Stano, its spokesperson, the European Union stated it was “shocked and dismayed” by this assault, and specified that “the EU condemns all attacks against civilians”.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack” in Moscow, his deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq stated in an announcement.

The Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, denounced “the horror of the massacre of innocent civilians”, whereas the pinnacle of British diplomacy, David Cameron, introduced his “sincere condolences […] to the families of the many victims. Nothing can justify such violence,” he added. For its half, the Spanish Foreign Ministry stated it was “shocked”.

International solidarity

Supporting Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced his “condolences” to his Russian counterpart on Saturday. “China strongly condemns the terrorist attack and firmly supports the Russian government's efforts to maintain security and stability” in Russia, wrote Xi Jinping, in response to feedback reported by the official Xinhua information company.

Engaged in a conflict towards Hamas, Israel stated it was “saddened by the tragic events of [hier soir] in Moscow. We think with emotion of the families of the victims and all those affected,” Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz stated on X.

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, expressed “his strong condemnation”, reaffirming “President Abbas’ rejection of terrorism”.

Many nations have additionally offered assist to the Russian individuals, resembling India, South Korea, Mali, Mexico, Venezuela and Japan, all strongly condemning the jihadist assaults.