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US Overtakes Putin in Condemning Terrorist Bombing in Volgograd

World | December 30, 2013, Monday // 16:51| Views: 1070 | Comments: 5
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Bulgaria: US Overtakes Putin in Condemning Terrorist Bombing in Volgograd The blast took place at a busy time on a busy route. Photo by EPA/BGNES

US State Department has condemned the Volgograd attacks and sent condolences to the victims' families as analysts comment Putin's silence.

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's terrorist attack in Volgograd. We send our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and stand in solidarity with the Russian people against terrorism of any kind,“ reads a statement, published on the US State Department site.

At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.

The blast came a day after 17 people died in another suicide attack at the central station in the city.

Security has been tightened at railway stations and airports across Russia.

Moscow is concerned that militants could be ramping up violence in the run-up to the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi in February.

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sa-sha - 31 Dec 2013 // 16:21:23

More than ever no intention to interfere this time.....hopefully Yane' explanations are enough. Happy New Year!

Yane - 31 Dec 2013 // 13:50:01

peter, Putin has gone to many terrorist sites, if you want more comment from the man, maybe you should read Russian media instead of short news stories you get here? Show he is human? You mean prove your cold-war view wrong?

Stalin? Putin who builds churches, hero is 'stalin'? The man who turned church into a swimming pool? As usual seedy is a moron.

Seedy - 31 Dec 2013 // 12:42:24

They would only be crocodile tears - Putin's hero is Stalin....

peterperfect - 31 Dec 2013 // 08:31:16

What is wrong with Putin? Hiis only reported comment was to strengthen security, correct and sensible yes but where is his human side? He is leader of the Russian people yet has voiced no concern for the families of the bereaved, has not traveled to the area to meet and express his condolences. Not much in the way of leadership there, come on man show some humanity to you people, show then you care and are concerned, show you are human after all, even macho men can cry.

Yane - 31 Dec 2013 // 05:37:53

What a joke, the same people who support the terrorists in Syria!

They are probably being worried about US athletes going to Sochi, otherwise they would talk about "chechen freedom-fighters" like they have been for years...

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