Russia is ready for close cooperation with France on all anti-terrorism issues, Putin said in a message to French President Francois Hollande after deadly truck attack in Nice.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to French President Francois Hollande after Thursday’s attack in the French city of Nice, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

“President Putin sent a telegram to his French counterpart President Hollande, in which he expressed deep condolences after this inhumane, barbaric terrorist attack,” Peskov told reporters.

Late on Thursday evening, a heavy truck hit a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and injuring dozens more.

“Russia stands in solidarity with the people of France in these difficult days and fully shares its pain,” Peskov added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin found out about the deadly attack in Nice during his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

“The tragic news about the terrorist attack in Nice came when talks had begun between Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry,” Peskov said.

According to the spokesman, the two politicians’ meeting lasted until “well after midnight.”




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