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Statement by Minister Flanagan on St. Petersburg metro explosion

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has said that he was appalled to hear of the explosion on the St. Petersburg metro earlier today.

“I was deeply saddened and appalled to hear of the explosion that took place today on the St. Petersburg metro.

“I wish to offer the heartfelt condolences of the Irish people and the Government of Ireland to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who have been injured in the explosion.

“My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the Russian people at this difficult time.”