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Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist bombing at Russian airport

Foreign Secretary William Hague said that terrorist acts can have no justification and serve no purpose following the bombing at Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Russia.

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Speaking last night, the Foreign Secretary said:

“I condemn the mindless act of terrorism that took place this afternoon [Monday] at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. Such acts can have no justification and serve no purpose. My deepest sympathies go out to the families, relatives and friends of those have tragically lost their lives and to all that have been affected by these attacks.

As soon as we learned of the explosion the Foreign Office sent a consular team to the airport to liaise with the Russian authorities and provide assistance to any British National that might have been caught up in the blast. We will continue to work around the clock in Moscow and London to ensure that any British National involved is given the support they need.

The Prime Minister has spoken to President Medvedev and made clear that the people of Britain stand with the people of Russia at this tragic time”.

On hearing the news of the bombing the Foreign Secretary said:

“I am deeply shocked and saddened at today’s explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport with the loss of many lives. On behalf of the UK I send condolences to all those who have lost relatives or been injured.

British officials are in urgent contact with the Russian authorities to establish the facts and to provide consular support to any British nationals who may have been affected.”

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Published 25 January 2011