Russia Argues With the West Regarding the Moscow Concert Hall Attack

Two years into the Kremlin’s onslaught on Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin admitted that “radical Islamists” carried out the brutal attack but hinted that they were connected to the country.

Although the people who had “ordered” the attack had not yet been identified, Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s FSB security service, stated on Tuesday that the attackers were on their way to Ukraine and would have been “greeted as heroes” there.

Russian news outlets quoted Bortnikov as saying, “We believe the action was prepared both by the radical Islamists themselves and, of course, facilitated by Western special services, and Ukraine’s special services themselves have a direct connection to this.”