ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — All of the heavily wounded victims of Monday's St. Petersburg bombing are in stable condition, Russian Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova said Tuesday.
"There were no deaths overnight. All patients, including those who are in extremely difficult condition, are stable at the moment," Skvortsova told reporters.
Twelve people are in critical condition, according to St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko.
"At the moment the state of 12 hospitalized is assessed as severe," Poltavchenko told reporters.
Poltavchenko further specified that three foreigners, citizens of Belarus, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, are among those hospitalized.
The spokeswoman of Russia's Investigative Committee said that a criminal investigation into a suspected terrorist attack had been opened following the blast in St. Petersburg.