Main version is a terrorist act - Putin on St. Petersburg metro explosion
The Russian President says that all versions of the explosion are being considered, but the main version is a terrorist act.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that the investigation will soon find out the causes of the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro. "The reasons have not yet been clarified, so it's too early to talk about it, the investigation will find out. But, of course, we always consider all options - both domestic and criminal, primarily manifestations of a terrorist nature," the President said.
The version of the terrorist attack was supported by Head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov. According to him, "there are all signs of a terrorist act".
More than 80 rescuers work at the explosion site. Helicopters work. However, there is still no official information on the number of explosions. According to one data, there were 2 explosions, according to others, there was only one. Data on the victims also vary. According to the latest data, 50 people were injured, 6 people were killed.
It is reported that the work of the subway has been completely stopped in St. Petersburg. All stations are closed.
We will remind, explosion in the Petersburg subway has occurred about 14:30. According to some sources, two explosions of 200 and 300 g in TNT equivalent occurred. The explosive device was stuffed with destructive elements.
UK investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators behind the Novichok nerve agent attack on the Skripals through CCTV and have cross-checked the footage with records of people who entered the country around that time.