Russia cancels the counter-terrorist operation regime in Moscow

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The Russian government declared on Monday that the legal regime of the counter-terrorist operation against the Wagner mercenary group has been cancelled in Moscow and the capital region owing to the normalisation of the existing situation.

“Due to the absence of threats to life, health, property and other legally protected interests of people, the head of the counter-terrorist operation, the head of the Federal Security Service of Russia for the city of Moscow and the Moscow region decided to cancel the counter-terrorist operation legal regime in Moscow and the Moscow region from 9 a.m. on Monday,” said Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee in a statement.

Meanwhile, interim limitations in Moscow and the capital region have been lifted, according to the statement, which adds that the situation in the Moscow region is now stable, according to Xinhua news agency.

After the Wagner organisation was accused of attempting to plan an armed insurrection, Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee announced on Saturday the establishment of a counter-terrorist operation regime in Moscow, the capital area, and the Voronezh region to prevent any terrorist attacks.