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US & NATO Issue Rare 'Solidarity' Messages After Moscow Attack As Death Toll Rises To 137;

•, by Tyler Durden

Russian state media has underscored that "partners and geopolitical rivals alike have joined the chorus expressing horror in the wake of the Crocus City Hall attack."

This has somewhat surprisingly included a statement of solidarity from Washington, as the death toll has has risen to 137 killed"The United States strongly condemns yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in Moscow," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a Saturday statement. "We condemn terrorism in all its forms and stand in solidarity with the people of Russia in grieving the loss of life from this horrific event."

Even NATO issued a statement of condolence, with NATO spokesperson Farah Dakhlallah saying on X that the Western military alliance "unequivocally condemn the attacks targeting concertgoers in Moscow." 

"Our deepest condolences to the victims and their families," she said, adding that "nothing can justify such heinous crimes." Pope Francis too has offered special prayers for victims on Sunday.

But still Western officials hit back at President Putin's attempts to link the terror attack, which ISIS-K has reportedly taken responsibility for, to Ukraine. Both the president and Kremlin officials have alleged the gunmen were trying to escape through Ukraine territory, utilizing a 'window' of support from across the border.

The fire which raged for many hours in the wake of the terror attack gutted the Crocus complex and part of the roof caved in. Below is stunning video of the aftermath:

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Of course it was Ukraine. The US killed ISIS several years ago. Of course, since the US is behind Ukraine, they may have resurrected ISIS as a fighting arm of Ukraine - that is, of the US, like Ukraine is. But it was probably Ukraine that did it, and ISIS is simply a talking mouth.