Head of the State Duma Committee of Veteran Affairs and a former chief of Federal Security (FSB) Nikolai Kovalev presumes there were traitors among the Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov's closest circle of people, reports “Echo of Moscow.”
According to him, “special services are always ready for terrorist acts during such celebrations with so many people present; they always take all the necessary precautions and strengthen security. They also use dogs to detect any suspicious objects and substances as well as provide round the clock security of the place before the big concert.”
“That is why, judging by the fact that the explosion occurred at that particular time and at that particular place lead us to believe that there were traitors among the president’s closest people. Those people had to conduct thorough check. However, due to their negligence, they failed to do so. Perhaps, they teamed up with terrorists,” stated Kovalev.
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