Lukashenko contradicts Putin and says terrorists flee to Belarus | EUROtoday

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Alexander Bortnikov, head of the FSBthe Russian safety service, accused on Tuesday the Ukrainian and Western secret companies if there may be facilitated the outrage final Friday in Moscow, which precipitated 139 deaths and has been claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State. Ukraine, which has repeatedly denied any hyperlink to Friday's assault, dismissed Russia's accusations as lies. But the presidential thesis has additionally been challenged from the place the Kremlin least anticipated it. The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenkohas stated that the terrorists who attacked Moscow's Crocus City Hall on Friday They initially tried to flee to Belarus, not Ukraineas Moscow has insisted.

The Islamic State claimed accountability for the mass capturing, however each Vladimir Putin and his authorities proceed to level out that, even when the perpetrators had been radical Islamists, Ukraine and the West on the whole are behind it. Putin maintains that Ukraine had ready a “window” for the attackers to cross the border, which is sort of dangerous for criminals contemplating that that space is extremely guarded as a result of it’s at present subsequent to a battle zone.

Lukashenko, un shut ally of Putin for many yearsadvised reporters that the Belarusian and Russian safety companies had coordinated their actions when the suspects' automobile fled southwest of Moscow. in direction of the Bryansk areaon the border with Ukraine and Belarus, the place it was intercepted.

Belarus, as Lukashenko defined, had rapidly established border checkpoints. “That's why they couldn't enter Belarus. When they saw him, they turned around. and they headed to the border area between Ukraine and Russia,” Lukashenko advised the state information company BelTA.

But Moscow continues to subscribe to the thesis of the worldwide conspiracy towards Russia. “We think that the action was prepared by radical Islamists and that, of course, it was facilitated by Western special services, and that the Ukrainian special services are directly involved,” Bortnikov stated.

“The person who ordered it has not been identified”

The head of the FSB has additionally acknowledged that it has not but been decided who ordered this assault. “We know and see who organized this process, who recruited and set specific tasks,” he assured, specifying that “who ordered it has not yet been identified.”

Bortnikov, 72, has additionally indicated that the suspects within the assault “planned to travel to Ukraine and that there they should be received as heroes.” He has supplied no particular proof for the claims, accusations that hardliners in Moscow might use to justify an escalation of the battle in Ukraine whereas additionally explaining how Russian safety companies failed to stop the assault regardless of being warned by the US.

The Russian media outlet SHOT printed a video wherein a journalist requested Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, if it was “ISIS or Ukraine.” “Of course, Ukraine,” Patrushev responded with out stopping to talk. When requested later concerning the remark, he stated there have been “many” indications of Ukrainian involvement.

Patrushev and Bortnikov's feedback are an instance of the story that the Kremlin is making an attempt to impose at a time when, with Putin victorious within the elections and Ukraine experiencing provide issues, the Russian regime aspires to definitively bend the desire of Kiev. redoubling their assaults and maybe finishing up a second mobilization of recruits.

Eight suspects are actually in preventive prisin after Russia took into custody on Tuesday a Kyrgyz-born man who could also be concerned within the mass capturing.