Vice President: US Has No Evidence Ukraine Involved In Moscow Concert Massacre

Vice President: US Has No Evidence Ukraine Involved In Moscow Concert Massacre

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks on the photo in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 23, 2024. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that authorities have detained 11 people in the attack on a suburban Moscow concert hall that killed at least 115 people and left the sprawling venue a smoldering ruin. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday pushed back against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Ukraine had a hand in a terrorist attack in Moscow that killed at least 133 people.

“No,” Harris said, when asked by ABC’s Rachel Scott if the U.S. had any evidence of Ukrainian involvement in the attack on a concert hall in Russia’s capital Friday night. “And first, let me start by saying what has happened is an act of terrorism and the number of people who’ve been killed is obviously a tragedy and we should all send our condolences to those families.”

U.S. agencies warned Russian officials earlier this month about the possibility of a planned terrorist attack in Moscow, according to National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson.

“Earlier this month, the U.S. Government had information about a planned terrorist attack in Moscow — potentially targeting large gatherings, to include concerts — which prompted the State Department to issue a public advisory to Americans in Russia. The U.S. Government also shared this information with Russian authorities in accordance with its longstanding ‘duty to warn’ policy,” Watson said in a statement.

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