Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out that, on the contrary, statements were made which can be described as the “public justification of terrorism”
Western countries could not bring themselves to condemn the terror attack on war reporter Vladlen Tatarsky [real name: Maxim Fomin], Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Saturday.
“Over six days that elapsed since the moment of the blast in that St. Petersburg cafe, not a single Western ‘champion’ of freedom of the media and the safety of journalists managed to utter even a word condemning this cruelty, horrendous by any human standards, nor expressed simple compassion for its victims,” she noted.
The diplomat pointed out that, on the contrary, statements were made which can be described as the “public justification of terrorism,” while Darya Trepova who is accused of the attack is being portrayed as a victim in the West.
“Liberal hypocrisy has turned the West’s policy into an assembly line of antihumanism. First, there was deliberate silence over the murders of Vladlen Tatarsky, Darya Dugina, Oleg Klokov and the next step is the justification of violence against ‘wrong’ journalists. From all appearances, they won’t stop there,” Zakharova concluded.
Tatarsky was killed in an explosion during an event at a cafe on Universitetskaya Embankment in central St. Petersburg on April 2. Over 40 people were injured. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said that the terror attack was plotted by Ukrainian special services. A farewell ceremony for Tatarsky was held at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow on Saturday.