Estonian leaders offer condolences following Saint Petersburg subway attack ({{commentsTotal}})

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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser offered their condolences on social media following an attack on the Saint Petersburg Metro which claimed ten lives on Monday afternoon.

"Sincere condolences to all victims and those affected by today's tragic attacks in St Petersburg," Kaljulaid wrote on social media.

"Deepest condolences to the victims' families and close ones of the St Petersburg metro explosion," Ratas wrote on social media. "I wish a speedy recovery to the injured."

"I express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and wish the injured a speedy recovery," wrote Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser to Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov. "We are with the victims' loved ones and the injured and everyone affected by this tragedy at this difficult time."

"We express our sincere condolences to all those affected by the tragedy in St. Petersburg," wrote the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "We are with you in our thoughts #Petersburg"

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Web Consul has cautioned Estonians currently in Saint Petersburg to avoid the scene of the attack and obey the orders of local authorities. They have also requested those in the city to contact their loved ones and let them know that they are safe.

Deadly subway attack

At least eleven people died and dozens were injured by a blast on a Metro train shortly after it left Sennaya Square Station in Saint Petersburg on Monday afternoon.

According to President Vladimir Putin, who was in the city at the time, while it is too early to draw any conclusions regarding the attack, all possibilities are being investigated, including terrrorism.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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