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Putin On Brussels Terror Attacks: 'Fight Against Evil Requires Action'

Putin and Medvedev underscored the fight against terrorism requires international cooperation

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Russia's two leading statesmen, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev both issued strong statements condemning the terror bombings which struck Brussels today. 

Putin sent condolences to King Philippe of Belgium, comdemning the "barbaric crime, which has no justification" and saying that the attacks once again prove that "terrorism knows no borders and threatens the peoples all over the world." He further added:

The fight against this evil requires the most active international interaction

Medvedev expressed his condolences on the casualties to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on behalf of the Russian government and himself, also emphasizing, "the incident once again underscores the need for coordinated efforts of the international community in the fight against terrorist threats."

Brussels was rocked by explosions on the morning of March 22. So far around 30 people have been reported dead from blasts targeting the metro, airport and EU government buildings. 

Two explosions rocked Brussels airport in the morning of March 22. At least 10 people were killed and 30 injured. ​

The attacks come just days after Salah Abdeslam, the accused mastermind behind the November Paris Attacks, was arrested in Belgium. 


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