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Hungarian President, Prime Minister Express Condolences To Vladimir Putin Over St. Petersburg Tragedy

By Tamás Székely // 2017.04.04.

President of Hungary János Áder and Prime Minsiter of Hungary Viktor Orbán have both sent a letter of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the explosion in the St Petersburg metro on Monday.

In his letter, János Áder conveyed the sympathy of Hungarians to the families of nine people who died earlier in the day. “We deeply sympathise with those injured, too, and wish them a speedy and full recovery,” Áder wrote in his letter.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote: “Such violent and inexplicable attacks cause every nation great pain, but at the same time they do not diminish, and cannot diminish, our common commitment to fighting terrorism,” the letter said. Orban assured Putin of the support of Hungary and the Hungarian people “in these difficult hours”. “I share with my compatriots the pain of the victims’ families and I wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery”.

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was shocked to learn about the terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg, which it condemns in the strongest possible terms. “The barbaric attack, during the course of which defenceless passengers were murdered and wounded while trying to escape the underground, is incomprehensible and unacceptable. Terrorism and murder cannot be justified, no matter how people try to do so. We hereby express our condolences to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery.” the Ministry said.

Meanwhile several news agencies reported that the suspect in Monday’s train explosion in St. Petersburg, Russia, which killed 11 people and injured dozens, has been identified by Kyrgyz security services. The suspect, named as Akbarjon Djalilov, is a Kyrgyzstan national.

via MTI; featured photo: AP