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Tusk Condemns Nice Attack, Says Europe Stands With France

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President of the European Council Donald Tusk has strongly condemned the deadly Nice truck attack stressing that Europe stands with France in the fight against terrorism.

ULAANBAATAR (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko – President of the European Council Donald Tusk has strongly condemned the deadly Nice truck attack stressing that Europe stands with France in the fight against terrorism.

"It is a sad day for France, for Europe and for all of us here, also here in Mongolia. It is a tragic paradox that the attack happened, when people celebrated liberty, equality and fraternity… Europe stands with the French government, in fight against terrorism and hatred," Tusk told reporters upon arrival at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar.

On Thursday night, a truck rammed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French city of Nice. Anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating the deadly attack that killed over 70 people.

The attack occurred after French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Thursday that the country would not be extending its state of emergency, introduced over terrorist attacks in November and expiring on July 26.

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