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    Kremlin Condemns Ankara Attack, Expresses Condolences to Affected Families

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    The Kremlin condemned "in the strongest terms the terrorist act" that took place in Ankara, expressing their condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wishing a speedy recovery to those who were injured in the attack, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia condemns the recent terrorist attack in Ankara and expresses its condolences to the families of the victims, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.

    On Wednesday, a car bomb exploded at a military housing complex near the parliament building in the Turkish capital, killing 28 and injuring 61.

    "The Kremlin has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist act that took place yesterday in Ankara, expressing their condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wishing a speedy recovery to those who were injured in the attack," Peskov told reporters.

    Peskov reiterated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calls to solve the origins of the refugee crisis in Europe by swiftly eliminating the consequences of the disintegration and destabilization of a number of countries in the Middle East region by supporting their unity, stability and security.

    According to media reports, the bomber was a Syrian national who had entered Turkey with refugees.

    Moscow has repeatedly suggested intensifying the anti-terror cooperation since the onset of Islamist insurgency in the Middle East.

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