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8 Embassies, including US and UK, caution against terrorist threat in Moscow

These include the US, the UK, Latvia, Canada, South Korea, Sweden, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
8 Embassies, including US and UK, caution against terrorist threat in Moscow
The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Depositphotos
8 Embassies, including US and UK, caution against terrorist threat in Moscow

Six embassies in Moscow – Latvia, Canada, South Korea, Sweden, Germany, and the Czech Republic – joined the United States and the United Kingdom in cautioning about the potential for terrorist attacks in Moscow, a week before the Russian presidential elections scheduled for March 15-17.

The Latvian Foreign Ministry, in particular, urged its citizens to refrain from traveling to Russia and advised those currently in the country to leave as soon as possible or at least avoid large gatherings.

On 7 March, the US Embassy warned of the threat of terrorist attacks in Moscow within the next two days. Subsequently, the British Foreign Office and the US State Department’s consular bureau issued similar warnings, citing the US Embassy’s alert. Furthermore, the State Department in Washington elevated the travel danger level to Russia to its highest category.

“The Embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, to include concerts, and US citizens should be advised to avoid large gatherings over the next 48 hours,” stated the US Embassy in Russia on its website.

Russian authorities have not commented on this information. 

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