Russia condemns all ‘terrorists’ regardless of nationality following Boston blast

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:40

Cape Town: After US police shot dead a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, who once lived in Russia, Moscow has issued a statement, saying it condemns all ‘terrorists’ regardless of their nationality.

The man, who was shot dead in Watertown and his suspected accomplice, were ethnic Chechens who lived in Russia`s volatile Dagestan region before moving to the US with their family.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said that ‘Putin has repeatedly said there is no such thing as our terrorists and somebody else`s... one must not differentiate between them, deal with some and condemn others,’ News24 reports.

They all deserve the same approach, the same rejection,’ Peskov added.

According to the report, Peskov said the Russian authorities were waiting for official information from the US about the dead man and his suspected accomplice, named by US officials as Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


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First Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:40

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