Russia condemns all terrorists

2013-04-19 22:19
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Sochi - Russia condemns all "terrorists" regardless of their nationality, President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson said on Friday after US police shot dead a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, who once lived in Russia.

The man, who was shot dead and his suspected accomplice, were ethnic Chechens who lived in Russia's volatile Dagestan region more than a decade ago before moving to the US with their family.

Putin did not comment on the suspects' identity.

But his spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said: "Putin has repeatedly said there is no such thing as our terrorists and somebody else's... one must not differentiate between them, deal with some and condemn others."

"They all deserve the same approach, the same rejection," Peskov told reporters in the southern city of Sochi after Putin held talks with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Peskov said the Russian authorities were waiting for official information from the US about the dead man and his suspected accomplice, named by US officials as Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Read more on:    mohammed morsi  |  vladimir putin  |  us  |  russia  |  boston explosions

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