"The special services of Germany did not know about the terrorism being prepared near Moscow." Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that the German special services had no information about the terrorist attack being prepared near Moscow.

"No, but American special services probably did," Scholz told the Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper when asked if German intelligence knew about the terrorist plans the Americans had warned Russia about. "It is part of the US government's policy to warn other countries when they receive such information. They even publicly warned. It is even more regrettable that this terrible act of terrorism happened anyway," added the chancellor.