The vice-admiral, ex-head of KGB-FSB Third Department “Military Intelligence,” Alexandr Zharetsky said to PRAVDA.Ru correspondent Ilya Tarasov that the terrorist act in Moscow could be considered as a well thought-out and planned in advance action, whose aims were at the least to demand to stop the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya, carried out by federal forces, as well as a warning of disgraced politician Boris Berezovsky to the Kremlin that he has enough power to influence Russian internal policy.
The reasons of the terrorist act should be searched for not in Chechnya, but, however paradoxical it would sound, in Moscow, Alexandr Zhardetsky supposes. Such important industries like building, oil, and, partly, gas are controlled by Chechen criminal group. Its leaders could take on terrorists, as new workers, who were well trained in Georgia and some Arab countries.
According to Alexandr Zhardetsky, already before the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya was started, Moscow Federal Security Service Office should have kept an eye on people of Caucasian origin, who arrived in Moscow, and controlled their activity here.
It is stupid, Zhardetsky supposes, only to clean ways in the city of Grozny, without having prepared the rears in Moscow before the counter-terrorist operation. Specially for PRAVDA.Ru readers, Zhardetsky noticed that in case of the terrorist act in Moscow it would be difficult to carry out a rescue operation, because the terrorists seem to be suicides who lost their relatives in the counter-terrorist operation. According to their faith, they can revenge themselves for their relatives’ death only with death.
As for the masterminds of the terrorist act, they are obvious. Recently, while appearing in TV, deputy Public Prosecutor General of Russia Vladimir Kolesnikov said that his office was obtaining from British authorities extradition of Boris Berezovsky. While analysing all the statements of the latter, one would remember Berezovsky himself said he had contacts with Chechen militants. Taking into account the former Kremlin favourite’s opulence, he really could be implicated in the terrorist act organization.
Translated by Vera Solovieva