Moscow seeks to blame Kyiv for Islamic State attack on concert hall


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“It was not IS. It was the Ukrainians,” Margarita Simonyan, the propagandist editor of state media channel Russia Today, wrote on her popular Telegram channel. “The perpetrators were chosen in such a way that they would convince the dumb global public that it was IS.” Ukrainian officials have vehemently denied any involvement and said Mr Putin was trying to blame Kyiv to create a pretext to escalate his war. People lay flowers and light candles near Crocus City Hall at the weekend. AP “Miserable Putin, instead of attending to his own citizens of Russia, addressing them, remained silent for a...