Council of Europe offers condolences to families of blast victims in Moscow
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 / Trend E.Ostapenko /
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his deepest sympathy to the families of blast victims in Moscow.
"I assure the people of the Russian Federation of the Council of Europe's solidarity and support in this difficult and tragic moment," he said.
"I am deeply distressed about the tragic loss of human lives in a terrorist attack at the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations in Moscow this morning. There cannot be any justification for terrorism. I strongly condemn this act of murder," he added.
Blasts rocked the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations this morning. The first explosion occurred at about 7:56 a.m. at Lubyanka, killing at least 23 people and injuring 20. The second occurred at Park Kultury at 8:37 a.m.
Based on preliminary reports, two suicide bombers exploded the bombs as trains neared the platforms. Thirty-six people died as a result of the attacks.
"Terrorism kills randomly, but its ultimate target is our collective freedom and our values. This is why the attacks in Moscow today are an attack against all of us," he said.