The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was shocked to learn about the terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg, which we condemn in the strongest possible terms.

The barbaric attack, during the course of which defenceless passengers were murdered and wounded while trying to escape the underground, is incomprehensible and unacceptable.

Terrorism and murder cannot be justified, no matter how people try to do so.

We hereby express our condolences to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)