“O Head of State feels personally and completely concerned about these types of tragedies. Believe me, even if you don’t see tears on his face, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t suffer,” presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said in a short interview broadcast today.

“It’s unlikely that anyone knows and understands what he’s going through, including you and me,” Peskov added.

On March 22, armed men entered the Crocus City Hall, a large concert hall near Moscow, and opened fire on the crowd and set the building on fire.

According to the latest report from Russian rescue teams, at least 144 people died and 695 were injured during this attack claimed by the ‘jihadist’ group Islamic State, the deadliest attack in the last twenty years in Russia.

After the tragedy, the Russian President waited until the next day to speak publicly and the Kremlin indicated on Thursday that it had not planned to meet with the families of the victims, nor go to the site of the attack.

Western diplomats, namely Americans and Europeans, as well as from African and South American countries, went to the site today to lay flowers and observe a minute of silence, reported the Ria-Novosti agency.

On Wednesday, Putin traveled to the Tver region, northwest of Moscow, to visit a historical museum and meet cultural sector officials.

On Thursday, he participated in a meeting dedicated to tourism.

The Russian President only admitted on Monday that the attack was committed by “radical Islamists”, but Russian authorities accused Ukraine and its Western allies, who vehemently deny it, of having “facilitated” it.

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