Ukraine’s Supreme Rada condemns terror acts Mumbai

Politics Materials 14 January 2009 22:52 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine, Kiev, Jan. 14/ Trend Z. Novsvitski/ Ukraine's Supreme Rada condemns terror acts in Indian town of Mumbai.

Mumbai's tragedy once again confirms actuality of further consolidation of the world community's efforts in combating international terrorism which is one of the most urgent problems today, Ukraine's Parliament said.

A range of terror acts in Mumbai took place late on Nov. 26. A group of terrorists fired civilians at the railway station and in a popular restaurant. Militants took hostages in Oberoi and Taj Mahal hotels, as well as in the city hospital and Jewish cultural center.

The acts of terror killed 174 people, including foreigners. The operation to liberate the hostages was completed in early Nov. 29.

"We hope that these tragic events will accelerate U.N.'s consideration and adoption of a comprehensive convention on international terrorism," the statement says.

The Parliament offered condolences to the families of victims killed in acts of terror in Mumbai.

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