Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a “peculiar kind of Jew” on Tuesday when he attempted to establish a link between the terrorist attack in Moscow, which was claimed by the Islamic State group (IS) with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – where Moscow has itself been repeatedly accused of committing acts of terror.

“Well, there is a peculiar kind of Jew over there,” Peskov said in response to inquiries about how Zelensky, who is Jewish, could be associated with the attack.

“He is a Jew who, in many respects, exhibits sympathy and alignment with the nationalist spirit that characterizes the leadership of the Kyiv regime,” Peskov claimed.

Declining to provide further details, Peskov cited an ongoing investigation into the concert hall attack.

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Last June, President Vladimir Putin referred to Zelensky as a “disgrace to the Jewish people,” eliciting swift criticism from Jewish groups. In response to Putin's remark during a BBC interview, Zelensky labeled Putin “the second king of antisemitism” after Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Russian officials persist in accusing Kyiv of involvement in the deadly attack on a Moscow concert hall that claimed the lives of at least 139 people last Friday, an allegation dismissed by Zelensky as absurd.

Despite assertions from the jihadist group and intelligence from the US suggesting otherwise, Moscow has persistently shifted blame onto Kyiv, which has adamantly denied any connection to the attackers.

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Kyiv has already signed several 10-year security agreements with NATO countries that outline long-term Western support for Ukraine in the face of a Russian invasion now in its third year.

Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's Security Council, laid the blame on Ukraine for orchestrating the assault, marking it as the deadliest on Russian soil in over two decades. 

“Of course, Ukraine,” Patrushev said, addressing speculation about Kyiv or the Islamic State's involvement in the attack.

Putin, in a recent acknowledgment, attributed the attack at Crocus City Hall to “radical Islamists,” yet insinuated that they were linked to Ukraine.

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“Of course, it is necessary to answer the question, why, after committing the crime, the terrorists tried to go to Ukraine? Who was waiting for them there?” he said, without offering evidence.

Islamic State jihadists have repeatedly claimed responsibility for the attack since Friday, with affiliated media channels circulating graphic videos of the gunmen inside the venue.

On Tuesday, a Moscow court remanded an eighth suspect in custody over the concert hall assault. The latest detainee, originally from Kyrgyzstan, will remain in detention until at least May 22, authorities said, without specifying the charges against him.

Among those charged with carrying out the attack are four citizens of Tajikistan, hailing from predominantly Muslim Central Asia.

Additionally, three more suspects, reportedly from the same family and including at least one Russian citizen, were charged with terror-related offenses on Monday.

All individuals in custody face charges of terrorism, with the possibility of life imprisonment. The Kremlin, however, has rebuffed suggestions of reintroducing the death penalty in the aftermath of the attack.

s of reintroducing the death penalty in the aftermath of the attack.

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Ben
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Putin is a racist plan and simple! He's using this to distract from the fact he was warned about the attack and messed up !

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db
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DENYING RUSSIA’S ONLY STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS:

SPREAD THE WORD !!

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/denying-russia%E2%80%99s-only-strategy-success

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D.G
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Beter een eigenaardige Jood dan een debiele Rus

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Easy Does It
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IF “Jumping to incorrect conclusions” were an Olympic event, Russia would win Gold, Silver and Bronze. In fact probably the ONLY qualifying entrants would be Russian, so they’d win everything in that event.

Oh yes, Russia is not allowed to enter teams, so no need to hold that event this year.

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Mouse
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I woke up this morning with a splinter in my little finger. I have no idea how it got there, but I blame Ukraine. In co-operation with the UK and the US of course.

Mouse
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Unless somebody has a better explanation @Mouse,

litterly somebody else
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@Mouse, where did you went to take some free cheese? did you trip on some splintered floorboard
the lives of mouses are hardship
yes but sure blame it always on others when you didnt look out of your eyes

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D.G
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@Mouse, Poetin deed het maar Peskov heeft het onder het tapijt geveegd.

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litterly somebody else
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dimitry sheitkopf killed his old friend Boris Nemtsov with some shots in the back
so dimitry sheitkopf is the biggest coward and thug
dimitry sheitkopf is all black energy of hatred

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