Medvedev condemns terrorist attacks in Mumbai

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Moscow, Nov 27 (UNI) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is currently on a visit to Venezuela, has condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the Kremlin press service reported today.

''The monstrous crime committed by terrorists in Mumbai, calls anger, indignation and unconditional condemnation,'' Medvedev said in a message of condolences to President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manomohan Singh.

''The inhuman terrorist attacks on hospitals, hotels and other social places with the purpose of killing peaceful citizens, capturing and killing of hostages, is a crime directed against the very fundamentals of the civilized society,'' Medvedev said.

''The perpetrators of the attacks must face strongest punishment,'' he said.

''We support the decisive actions of the Indian Government to stop terrorist acts,'' he noted.

He also expressed deep condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of the terrorist attacks.

''Please convey my deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the victims and sincere wishes for the speediest recovery to those injured,'' the message said.

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