Two women were handed prison sentences by the North-Caucasus District Military Court, in Rostov-on-Don, on Monday, as they were convicted with planning a suicide bomb attack in one of the city's largest shopping centres. The court sentenced Tatiana Karpenko to 14 years and 6 months in prison, and her accomplice, Natalia Grishina, to nine years. «The accused were masterminding a terrorist attack... Еще at one of the biggest shopping malls of Rostov-on-Don», claimed the court’s Press Officer Alyona Katkalo. The court convicted Karpenko and Grishina of preparing an attack, using suicide belts, between October 2015 and February 2016. According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, both women have close ties with terrorist organizations such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Caucasian Emirate.