By Savannah Smith   |  05-23-2017   News
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has added his voice to world leaders’ condemnation of the gruesome explosion that happened in Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night that saw 22 concert-goers killed and 59 others injured. Russian state media has reported that Putin sent a message of condolence to UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May.

Putin said that they strongly condemn the “cynical, inhumane crime.” He also added that they hope that the attack’s masterminds will not escape the punishment they deserve.” He also offered words of support for the relatives of the dead and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.

The Russian leader has added that Russia was ready to build up counter-terrorist cooperation with the UK.

Police have confirmed the devastating news that among the dead are children, the exact number of which has yet to be officially confirmed by the authorities. Thousands of youngsters attended the American pop star’s concert where the blast hit the foyer around 10:35 p.m. last night.

President Donald Trump has also addressed the horrendous Manchester attack this morning, describing the perpetrators as “evil losers.” Speaking from the West Bank in Bethlehem during his first presidential world tour, Trump said he would not call terrorists “monsters” because they would like that term. He focused his message in expressing absolute solidarity with the people of UK.

Trump said that so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. He said he would call them monsters because that’s what they are.

The President stressed for everyone to remember that the perpetrators are losers. He said that is what he has spent the last few days talking about on his trip overseas. He said society can have no tolerance for the continuation of such bloodshed. Trump said that the terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out of society forever.

Trump concluded that the wicked ideology must be obliterated and he means “completely obliterated”, and he said the innocent life must be protected.

Source:

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-manchester-40007967

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