WASHINGTON – In a phone call to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on
Monday, US President Donald Trump offered his full support to Russia in
responding to the attack in St Petersburg Metro, the White House said,
China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
At least 10 people have been reportedly killed and 50 others injured after
two subway stations were hit by explosions with destructive elements in the
Russian city of St Petersburg.
Meanwhile, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Monday that the
news of St Petersbourg explosion was “horrible” and Denmark will stand with the
Through his twitter post, Samuelsen expressed condolences to the victims
and their families.
“Horrible news from Saint Petersbourg today…We will stand with the
Russian people,” Xinhua quoted the foreign minister as saying.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen also expressed his shock over
the incident and expressed his condolences to the victims through twitter.
“Terrible news about explosion in Saint Petersburg Metro. My thoughts are
with the victims and their families,” said Rasmussen who is on a state visit to
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The UAE Federal National Council (FNC)
in Abu Dhabi, condemned the terrorist blast that targeted the metro line in the
Russian metropolis St Petersburg on Monday, and claimed the lives of dozens of
victims, UAE state news agency WAM reported, according to Xinhua.
The FNC also decried this “terrorist crime,” deeming it completely against
all moral and human values.
During the phone call with Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Federation
Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al
Qubaisi, Speaker of FNC, condemned “this cowardly terrorist attack.”
She also stressed that combating terrorism, which targets civilians
everywhere, requires a firm response. She offered her heartfelt condolences to
the government, the people of the Russian Federation and the families of the
Dr Al Qubaisi wished quick recovery to the injured, and reiterated the
UAE’s unwavering stance towards renouncing violence and “terrorism in all its
forms and manifestations.”