Russia Announces Day Of Mourning After Concert Hall Terror Attack

On Monday (3.25,) in memory of the 133 victims of the Crocus City Hall mass shooting outside of Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country would observe a national day of mourning.

Following the deadliest terror attack in Russia in 20 years, on Saturday (3.23,) Putin said “The whole country, our whole people, mourns with you,” and vowing to punish those responsible for the attack, the dictator stated “The main thing now is to prevent those who were behind this bloody massacre from committing new crimes.”

Despite the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian State Duma Defense Committee’s attempt to point the finger at Ukraine for the disaster, and a faction of ISIS taking responsibility for the mass shooting, Putin did not single out either party in his address to the Russian people. He said that the four men detained in the attack were attempting to escape to Ukraine “where, according to preliminary data, a window was prepared for them on the Ukrainian side to cross the state border,” CNN reports

“We are counting here on cooperation with all countries that genuinely share our pain and are ready, in their deeds, to truly unite our efforts in the fight against the common enemy of international terrorism,” added Putin.

Creating a memorial for those murdered in the terror attack, on Sunday (3.24,), hundreds of Russians gathered outside of what remains of Crocus City Hall. The company that owns the venue pledged to rebuild and restore everything destroyed in the attack, with the New York Times reporting the concert hall suffered over $100 million in damages.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Пресс-служба Президента России