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23 March 2024, 12:18

Belarus mourns victims of terrorist attack in Moscow Oblast


MINSK, 23 March (BelTA) - The news of the monstrous terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall in Moscow Oblast that killed several dozen people rallied together Belarusians and Russians. Many representatives of the authorities, members of the general public and young people began to gather at the Russian Embassy in Minsk late in the evening of 22 March bringing flowers and lighting lamps, BelTA has learned.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed sincere condolences to the Russian leader, families and friends of the victims. He resolutely condemned the brutal murder of innocent people, for which there can be no justification.

More and more people come to the Russian diplomatic mission on 23 March, the day after the tragedy offering words of sincere condolences and empathy for the common grief. 

Information Minister Vladimir Pertsov noted that Belarus is mourning together with Russians for those who died and suffered as a result of the terrorist attack. "Terrorism is the most despicable thing there can be. Shooting at the backs of unarmed people is evil, disgusting, dishonorable. We condemn such acts. Our country has experienced such monstrous and inhumane crimes several times. We know what it is. We once again express our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those who are in hospitals and injured as a result of the terrorist attack. We wish unity and courage to all the people of Russia," he said.

Chairperson of the Belarusian Women’s Union Olga Shpilevskaya stressed that Belarusian women could not remain indifferent. To express their condolences, many of them came to the Russian Embassy in Minsk yesterday and continue to do so the day after the tragedy. According to her, women are always very sensitive to any tragedies related to the death of civilians, especially when it comes to children. "May the mother's pain weigh on the conscience of those people who committed it, and those who knew about the impending terrorist attacks, who warned their own people," Olga Shpilevskaya added.” I really want such things never to happen again. But this won't make us weaker. Such things make the Slavs stronger. The nation is rallying together." She noted that many draw parallels between the tragedy in Khatyn, which happened in Belarus on 22 March, and the attack in Moscow Oblast which is already called modern Khatyn. Such tragedies, she is convinced, make society stronger, more decisive, and tougher.

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