Baltics extend condolances over Moscow airport bombing

  • 2011-01-25
  • TBT Staff

Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport yesterday was the site of a suicide bombing that left 35 people dead. (photo by Dzerod).

RIGA - Leaders from the three Baltic states have extendede their condolances to the families of victims of a terror attack at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport which saw 35 people killed and more than 130 wounded.

The Baltic states all sent seperate messages of sympathy over the attack, which is believed to be a terrorist attack perpetrated by a suicide bomber.

"I am shocked and I grieve with you, lowering my head in the memory of those who were killed," Estonian President Toomas Hendrick Ilves wrote to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

"The whole of Lithuania and I were profoundly shocked to hear about the bomb explosion in Moscow's Domodedovo airport that killed many innocent people. On behalf of the people of Lithuania and myself, I extend our deepest condolences to you, the victim's families and those injured in the blast. In this hour of pain and grief, I wish you strength and fortitude,” Grybauskaite said in a letter to Medvedev.

Authorities are still uncertain which terrorist group organized the attack, but reports indicate that the bombing had it's roots in the volatile North Caucasus region.