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Investigative Committee finds link between Crocus terrorists, Ukraine’s security services

At present, work with victims and eye-witnesses continues

MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. The Russian Investigative Committee has found a link between the terrorists who attacked Crocus City Hall and Ukrainian security services, the committee’s press service told TASS.

"As of now, 11 persons involved in committing this particularly heinous crime have been identified in the criminal case. They have all been charged and a measure of restraint in the form of remand in custody has been chosen. The investigation has already gathered significant evidence on the circumstances of the terrorists' preparation for the crime, which suggest their connection with the Ukrainian special services," the report said.

At present, work with victims and eye-witnesses continues. The identities of those killed in the terrorist attack are being established. "Investigative actions and criminal intelligence activities aimed at identifying and detaining other participants in the crime - perpetrators, accomplices and masterminds - are being carried out. The Investigative Committee is reconstructing the full picture of what happened, down to the smallest minutiae of evidence. The head of the Russian Investigative Committee gave a number of specific instructions on the further investigation of the crime. He reiterated the need for a thorough review of the motives and factors that contributed to the crime," the Investigative Committee said.