Putin sends condolences to French president over Nice terrorist attack

Other News Materials 15 July 2016 15:28 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 15


Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to France’s President Francois Hollande and the French people in a TV address on July 15 after the deadly terrorist attack in Nice, Sputnik reported.

“Dear Francois. Russia knows what terror is and what threats it poses to all of us,” said Putin. “Our people have repeatedly faced similar tragedies and are deeply affected by what happened.”

“We feel for the French people and stand in solidarity with them,” he added.

French city of Nice was hit by a terrorist attack on July 14 night.

Reports indicate that a truck plowed into crowds watching a fireworks display on France's Bastille Day national holiday on the Nice seafront.

France’s Interior Ministry said 84 people were killed in the attack.