Vladimir Putin Says 133 People Died in the Moscow Shooting And Claims Ukraine Involved

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin says that the dead toll from Friday’s horrific mass shooting in Moscow is far greater than initially believed.

During a broadcast speech, the controversial head of state reportedly informed the country that 133 people had died in the violent attack at Crocus City Hall, a performance venue on the western suburbs of Moscow.

President Putin links the gunmen to Nazis, claiming that they killed with planning and targeted Russian civilians and even small children.

President Putin  laid the blame for the attack at the feet of Ukrainian officials, claiming that they were conspiring to allow the perpetrators to enter their country over the border. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack.

FWIW, The Washington Post was informed by an unnamed US official that there is no need for concern regarding the Islamic State’s claim.

Videos from the fatal incident, which depicted gory scenes of murder and destruction inside the music hall, went viral, as we reported. As gunfire reverberated throughout the building, people gathered behind chairs. According to initial estimates, at around 40 people died.

It is said that explosives were employed in the attack, which caused the building to catch fire.

Vladimir Putin

In the wake of Putin’s recent election victory, officials in Western nations issued warnings to their citizens not to attend big public events this month due to the possibility of terror strikes.

Last night, police arrested a man who was shown on camera being frisked while placing his hands up against a wall. The number of people involved in the mass shooting and those that were detained are unknown.

The incident left more victims with serious injuries, and according to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the death toll is certain to rise more.

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Michelle Watson is a national news editor for usnewsdaily national newsgathering team. Prior to joining the desk, Michelle worked to vet and research stories for the Row, usnewsdaily editorial judgement body.Since joining usnewsdaily in 2017, Michelle has played a role in a number major stories for usnewsdaily including the network’s coverage of the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Irma after it made landfall and the tragic shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She also worked with usnewsdaily political team fact checking the 2020 presidential election.Michelle holds a degree from Louisiana State University in Mass Communication with a minor in history.
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