Crocus terror attack plotted by Zelensky regime and its sponsors: Analyst

12:30 25.03.2024 •

Friday night’s attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue in Moscow was prepared ahead of time, and there is only one possible perpetrator, military expert and retired Army colonel Anatoliy Matviychuk has told Sputnik.

At least 40 people were killed and over 100 others injured in a mass shooting and grenade attack at the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow on Friday.

“I think this terrorist attack was prepared in advance. It was a response to all the strikes we have carried out [in Ukraine] over the last five or six days. I would like to say one more thing – that the state which for some reason we call Ukraine today is a terrorist state which has completely violated all international laws. It uses illegal methods of fighting,” military observer and Afghanistan and Syria combat veteran Anatoliy Matviychuk told Sputnik, expressing no doubts in the Zelensky regime's culpability.

Matviychuk believes Kiev’s Western curators clearly “gave them the go-ahead” for Friday’s carnage, citing warnings by the US Embassy in recent weeks about the terror threat in Moscow and other Russian cities.

Characterizing the terrorist incident as a “declaration of war,” Matviychuk said Russia will have to respond accordingly, and “provide our armed forces with unlimited capabilities to destroy terrorists wherever they are.”

Just as “the Americans launched an ‘anti-terrorist operation’ in Afghanistan after the attack on the Twin Towers, we must now launch exactly the same operation against the Zelensky regime and its allies,” he said.

Ukraine and the West have resorted to false flag operations to persuade everyone that ISIS (ISIS, also known as Daesh/ISIL/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries) was behind the terror attack in the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow, said Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of Sputnik's parent media group Rossiya Segodnya.

The head of the media group stressed that the names and faces of the perpetrators are already known to authorities and that the terrorists gave everything away during interrogation.

“It immediately became obvious why US media were claiming in unison that it was ISIS," she said.

Simonyan explained that the perpetrators were chosen to carry out the attack in a manner that would allow the West to persuade the international community that ISIS was behind the attack.

“Basic sleight of hand. The level of a railway thimble-rigger," she added." It has nothing to do with ISIS. It's Ukrainians."

She added that the enthusiasm displayed by Western media when they tried to persuade everyone that ISIS was responsible even before arrests were made gave them away completely.

“This is not ISIS. This is a well-coordinated team of several other, also widely known, abbreviations," Simonyan concluded.

Moreover, while Kiev rushed to deny its involvement into the shooting, Ukrainian secret services have a long track record of terror attacks on Russian territory, from shelling in the Belgorod region to assassinations of political scientist Daria Dugina and journalist Vladlen Tatarsky.


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