Estonian leaders offer condolences following London terrorist attack ({{commentsTotal}})

A terrorist attack left five dead and dozens more injured on Wednesday. March 22, 2017.
A terrorist attack left five dead and dozens more injured on Wednesday. March 22, 2017. Source: (AFP/Reuters/Scanpix)

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, President Kersti Kaljulaid and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser offered condolences on social media following Wednesday's deadly attack in London which claimed five lives.

"My thoughts are with the victims of the London terror attack and their families," wrote Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on social media. "No justification for violence, we stand united to fight terrorism."

"Tonight is difficult," wrote President Kersti Kaljulaid. "I am with all the victims of the London terrorist attack and their loved ones in my thoughts. We stand in solidarity with our ally the U.K. and the British people. There is no justification for violence."

"I strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in London today," wrote Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser. "Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and all our U.K. allies."

Ratas: London attack an attack on our values

At Thursday's government press conference, Estonia's prime minister condemned Wednesday's attack once more.

"It was an extremely cynical and terrible attack on the day when we remembered those who lost their lives in the attacks in Brussels exactly one year ago," Ratas said. "There is no justification for violence. It is not only an attack against specific persons, but definitely also an attack on our values and world order."

Attack outside of London's Houses of Parliament

Five people died, including one police officer and the suspected attacker, and approximately 40 were injured in an attack outside of the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday afternoon.

An unarmed police officer at the parliament complex was fatally stabbed after the assailant drove his vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing three and injuring dozens more, and thereafter crashed it. Police were notified of the attack at 2:40 p.m. local time. The attacker was shot and killed by armed police.

Police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. The investigation is ongoing.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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