Suspected act of terrorism: many dead near Moscow – this is how the world reacts to attacks

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Many died near Moscow – this is how the world reacts to attacks

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A large fire can be seen at the Crocus-City event hall on the western edge of Moscow

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After the attack in Moscow with numerous injuries and deaths, foreign countries are also reacting. The US and Kiev insist that Ukraine was not involved in the attacks. The State Department has extended its condolences to the families of the deceased.

BAccording to Russia's domestic intelligence service FSB, 40 people were killed in an attack by gunmen at an event hall in the Moscow region. According to initial findings, more than 100 people were injured in Crocus City Hall in the city of Krasnogorsk, Russian news agency Interfax reported on Friday evening, citing authorities. Russia's Central Intelligence Agency has opened a case of suspected “terrorist activity”. After the attack, there were mixed reactions from abroad.

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The European Union reacted with dismay to the attack. The European Union is shocked and horrified by the reports of a terrorist attack, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell told X Site (formerly Twitter) on Friday evening. “The European Union condemns any attack against civilians. Our thoughts are with all affected Russian citizens.

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, people and the Russian government. Guterres “strongly condemns today's terrorist attack on a concert hall outside Moscow (…),” his spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday.

UN The Security Council also expressed its condolences and called on all states to “cooperate vigorously” with the government in Moscow and all other relevant authorities to “bring to justice the perpetrators and supporters of these reprehensible acts of terrorism”. Security Council members will strongly condemn the “brutal and cowardly terrorist attack”.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs has condoled with the families of the deceased. “The images of the brutal attack on innocent people at Crocus City Hall near Moscow are horrifying,” the Foreign Ministry said on Friday evening at X. “The background should be clarified soon. Our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.''Bundestag Deputy Speaker Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Greens) also spoke of the “cowardly attack on people who wanted to listen to music” at X.

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Kiev denies responsibility

Kiev officials have dismissed suspicions of a Ukrainian connection. In a video message on Telegram on Friday, Mykhailo Podoljak, adviser to Andriy Yermak, head of the presidential office, insisted that “Ukraine has absolutely nothing to do with these events.” His country is at war with Russia and the Russian military and will crush them with “decisive offensive measures”. At the same time, he stressed: “Unlike the Russian Federation, Ukraine has never used terrorist warfare methods, terrorism.”

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The US has also said that, in its view, there are “no current indications” of Ukraine's involvement in the events. “There is currently no indication that Ukraine or Ukrainians were involved in the shooting,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Friday. “I advise you against making any contact with Ukraine at such an early stage,” he added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the US for being too quick to absolve Ukraine of being the possible mastermind of the attack. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the ministry, said Friday evening that it raises questions about whether the United States is making such decisions while the tragedy is still unfolding. “If the United States or any other country has reliable facts, they should provide them to the Russian side.”

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