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    Unacceptable to Justify Orlando Shooting - Kremlin

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    Attempts to justify the Orlando gay night club shooting are unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, US national Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 others at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. The Orlando massacre has become the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, surpassing the death toll from the 2007 incident at Virginia Tech university, which claimed 32 lives.

    Ramil Ibragimov, the head of Tatarstan's Union of Young Innovators, made headlines on Monday as he welcomed the attack, expressing hope that survivors of the shooting would "die after all."

    "I don't know who Mr. Ibragimov is, I don't know what he wrote and where, but such thoughts are, of course, unacceptable," Peskov told reporters, answering a question on Ibragimov's controversial statement.

    In an official telegram to Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the Russian people share the pain and grief of those who lost their relatives and beloved ones in the 'barbaric' crime and hope for the speed recovery of those injured.

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