The French Minister of War, in a conversation with Shoigu, condemned the terrorist attack in Crocus

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French Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu condemned the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall concert hall near Moscow during a conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. About it reported in the military department of the Fifth Republic.

“During the conversation, Lecornu strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in the Moscow region on March 22, and also expressed solidarity with the families of the victims, – the message says.

It is also noted that the French Minister of War spoke in favor of expanding bilateral exchanges to maximize the effectiveness of countering terrorism.

Terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall

On the evening of March 22, terrorists opened fire in the Crocus City Hall concert hall before the start of a performance by the Russian musical group Picnic. Then a fire broke out in the building.

According to the latest data, 144 people were killed as a result of the terrorist attack.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an address to Russians, called the incident a bloody and barbaric terrorist act and emphasized that all perpetrators, organizers and customers of the terrorist attack will be punished.

On March 23, the FSB reported the detention of 11 people, including four militants who were directly involved in the terrorist attack. The attackers tried to escape in a car, heading towards the Russian-Ukrainian border, and were detained by security forces in the Bryansk region. A criminal case was opened against the detainees under the article “Terrorist attack”.

On March 24, the Moscow Basmanny Court arrested all four defendants in the terrorist attack case. Dalerjon Mirzoev*, Rachabalizoda Murodali*, Shamsidin Fariduni* and Muhammadsobir Fayzov* will remain in pretrial detention until May 22. During interrogation, they admitted that they were promised 500 thousand rubles for four people for carrying out a terrorist attack. The two defendants face life imprisonment.

During subsequent interrogations, it became known that after the terrorist attack, four militants drove a car towards the border with Ukraine in order to get to Kyiv to receive the money they were promised. The terrorists acted on the instructions of their curator, with whom they communicated in the Telegram messenger.

Detentions and arrests of terrorist accomplices

On March 31, in Dagestan, FSB officers detained three militants who were preparing a terrorist attack in Kaspiysk. During interrogation, one of them admitted to involvement in the terrorist attack at Crocus: the militant financed the terrorists and also brought them weapons from Makhachkala to the Moscow region.

On March 25, the court arrested three more accomplices who helped the terrorists – Isroil Islomov and his two sons – Aminchon and Dilovar Islomov.

On March 26, it became known that the Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested the eighth defendant in the terrorist attack case, Alisher Kasimov.

On March 29, the court arrested the ninth person involved in the case, 24-year-old Nazrimad Lutfulloi, who was detained the day after the terrorist attack.

On April 1, the Basmanny court took into custody the 10th defendant, Yakubjoni Yusufzoda. A few days before the terrorist attack in Crocus, he transferred money to an accomplice in the crime to pay for housing for the terrorists; some of the funds were also transferred to him after the attack.

* Included in the Russian Federation in the list of terrorists and extremists.

Source: Ren

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