Putin condemns 'cynical and inhuman' terror attack in Manchester
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep condolences to UK Prime Minister Theresa May over the deadly terror attack at the Manchester Arena, the Kremlin press service said.
"We strongly condemn this cynical and inhuman crime. We expect that its masterminds won’t go unpunished," Putin stressed, adding that Russia is ready to step up anti-terrorist cooperation with British partners - both on bilateral basis and as part of broad international efforts.
He conveyed the words of sympathy and support for the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery to all those injured, TASS reported.
The blast occurred at the Manchester Arena at 10.35 p.m. local time on Monday shortly after a concert of US pop singer Ariana Grande. An explosive device went off outside the concert hall. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack. According to the latest data, 22 people, including children, were killed and another 59 people were wounded.