Russian President Vladimir Putin has made strong accusations against the United States and its Western allies regarding recent anti-Semitic incidents at an airport in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in southern Russia.
Speaking at a televised meeting with the Security Council, Putin claimed that the events were orchestrated by "agents of Western intelligence services" through online networks.
However, he provided no evidence to support his claims.
This is reported by German media FR.de.
The Incident at Machatschkala Airport
On Sunday, October 29, dozens of men stormed Machatschkala Airport following the arrival of a flight from Israel.
Some were carrying Palestinian flags and shouting "Allahu Akbar," while others were checking passengers' IDs in search of Israeli citizens. The population in Dagestan is predominantly Muslim.
Putin spoke about the unrest on Monday, claiming that it was fueled by activities on social media orchestrated by "Western intelligence agencies" and Ukraine.
He labeled the U.S. as "scum" for allegedly helping Ukraine inspire the attack through "special services" and criticized Washington's "global dictatorship."
He then likened the U.S. to a "spider" that is the "root of all evil."
U.S. Response: Accusations Are "Absurd"
John Kirby, the spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council, dismissed Putin's rhetoric as "classic Russian rhetoric."
He said, "When something goes wrong in your country, just blame someone else, blame it on external influences." Matthew Miller, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, also called Moscow's accusations against Kiev "absurd."
The article focuses on Putin's strong accusations against the U.S. and its allies regarding recent events in Dagestan. He blames Western intelligence agencies for the unrest and criticizes the U.S. for its alleged role. The U.S. has dismissed these claims as "absurd."