The US embassy in Moscow has warned American nationals about alleged threats of terror attacks in public places in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as in areas near the Russian-Ukrainian border.
“According to media sources, there have been threats of attacks against shopping centres, railway and metro stations, and other public gathering places in major urban areas, including Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in areas of heightened tension along the Russian border with Ukraine,” the US embassy stated on Sunday, February 20.
However, it cited no concrete media source to back up its warning, only advised to “have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, asked the US embassy in Moscow if it sent the data on alleged attacks in Russia to its colleagues in the country, Sputnik reports.
“A question to the US Embassy in Moscow: did you send the relevant data to your Russian colleagues through partner channels?” Zakharova asked.