France condemns terror attacks in Russia

1st September 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Sept 1 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday condemned a suicide bombing that killed 10 people and injured dozens outside a Moscow subway station, sending his condolences to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

PARIS, Sept 1 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday condemned a suicide bombing that killed 10 people and injured dozens outside a Moscow subway station, sending his condolences to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.  

"No cause can justify such acts," Chirac wrote in a letter to Putin, expressing his "warm and deepest sympathy in such painful circumstances for the Russian people."  

Just hours after the blast in Moscow late Tuesday, an armed group took more than 200 people hostage at a school in the southern Russian republic of North Ossetia, located near the war-torn republic of Chechnya.  

Paris called for the immediate release of the hostages, expressing its "solidarity with the Russian people," foreign ministry spokeswoman Cecile Pozzo di Borgo told a press conference.

 

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