07:58 GMT +319 November 2019
Listen Live
    Police and emergency workers at the site of an attack at a Christmas market in Berlin.

    Russian PM Medvedev Extends Condolences to Germany Over Terrorist Act in Berlin

    © REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch
    Europe
    Get short URL
    0 63
    Subscribe

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday expressed condolences over deadly terrorist act in Berlin, stressing the need for joint international efforts in fight against terrorism.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, a truck rammed into the crowd at a Berlin Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz square, killing 12 people and injuring 49 more. Germany's Interior Ministry described the incident as a terrorist attack.

    "This cynical crime has no excuses. The incident confirms once again that joint efforts are needed in fight against terrorism," Medvedev said in a telegram addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a statement posted on the Russian Cabinet's website.

    According to reports by the Western media, Daesh terrorist group claimed on Tuesday responsibility for the deadly attack in Berlin.

    Related:

    European Christmas Markets on 'High Alert' After Ankara and Berlin Attacks
    Oslo Boosts Security Measures Following Terror Attack in Berlin
    Half of Those Injured in Berlin Truck Attack Dismissed From Hospitals – Police
    Tags:
    ramming, Daesh, Angela Merkel, Dmitry Medvedev, Berlin, Germany
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik