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Russia Launches Criminal Probe Into US, NATO For ‘Financing Terrorism’

Above photo: A Russian law enforcement officer walks near the burning Crocus City Hall concert venue on the outskirts of Moscow. Dmitry Serebryakov / AP Photo.

The accusations involve the use of funds from Burisma.

The Ukrainian company is linked to US President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The Russian Investigative Committee announced on 10 April it had opened a criminal case against high-ranking officials from the US and other NATO countries for financing terrorism following the attack at a concert hall in Moscow that killed 143 people last month.

The committee said that some of the funding for terrorist attacks in Russia allegedly came from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, which has links to the family of US President Joe Biden.

“It has been established that the funds received through commercial organizations, in particular the Burisma Holdings oil and gas company that is operating in Ukraine, have been used over the past few years to carry out terrorist acts in Russia, as well as abroad, to eliminate prominent political and public figures and cause economic damage,” the committee stated.

The committee is investigating the sources and transfer of several million dollars as part of the case.

“The Main Investigative Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee has conducted an inspection after the appeal of a group of lawmakers … and other people about the financing of terrorist activities by top officials of the United States and NATO countries. As a result, a criminal case was opened on the grounds of a crime under part 4 of article 205.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (financing of terrorism),” the committee wrote on its Telegram channel.

The statement comes as Russian investigators say they have discovered support from foreign states for the March terror attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow.

Washington quickly announced that ISIS was responsible for the attack, but Russian officials have pointed the finger at Ukraine and its supporters in Washington.

Burisma, the Ukrainian-based oil company the Russian Investigative Committee mentioned, is well known due to a corruption scandal involving US President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Hunter Biden was given a seat on the company’s board for no apparent business reason and received a large salary. At the time, his father, Joe, was US vice president and influenced US policy toward Ukraine.

While Joe Biden denied any involvement in his son receiving a seat on the Burisma board, files recovered from the younger Biden’s laptop showed he organized a meeting between his father and a company representative in 2015.

After Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin began investigating corruption involving Burisma, President Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire Shokin by threatening to withhold US loan guarantees.

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