Russian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences Following Christchurch Shootings

Russian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences Following Christchurch Shootings

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences on Friday over the twin mass shootings in New Zealand mosques earlier in the day

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences on Friday over the twin mass shootings in New Zealand mosques earlier in the day.

"My deepest condolences over the numerous victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch. There can be no justification for this monstrous crime. I wish a speedy recovery to all the wounded and injured," Medvedev tweeted.

Earlier on Friday, a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting a terrorist act, saying it was the country's "darkest day". At least 49 people have been killed, according to media reports, and more than 30 others injured. Four people suspected of involvement in the attack have been detained and one person has been charged with murder.

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