Putin Condemns Paris Massacre as 'Barbaric', 'Challenge to Civilization'

Says Russia stands ready to work closely with France to bring the perpetrators to justice

Originally appeared at Sputnik

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to his French counterpart Francois Hollande stressing that the Paris tragedy showed once again barbaric nature of terrorism, which poses challenge to civilization, the Kremlin press service said Saturday.

"This tragedy is further evidence of the barbaric nature of terrorism, which poses a challenge to human civilization," the press service said.

Terrorist attacks were staged at different locations in Paris on Friday, including the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France stadium, claiming the lives of more than 150 people. 

"I would like to confirm the readiness for close cooperation with French partners on investigating the crime committed in Paris… I hope the masterminds and perpetrators will be brought to justice," Putin said in a telegram to French President Francois Hollande, as quoted by the press service.

The Friday attacks in the French capital occurred at seven different locations, including the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France stadium. They took the lives of over 120 people.


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