Russia's Putin condemns 'cruel and cynical' Vienna attacks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday condemned attacks across Vienna that left five people dead in the city centre and said Moscow was ready to boost counter-terrorism cooperation with Austria.

Reuters November 04, 2020 00:11:12 IST
Russia's Putin condemns 'cruel and cynical' Vienna attacks

Russias Putin condemns cruel and cynical Vienna attacks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday condemned attacks across Vienna that left five people dead in the city centre and said Moscow was ready to boost counter-terrorism cooperation with Austria.

In a telegram sent to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Putin called the attack a "cruel and cynical crime", the Kremlin said in a statement.

Hundreds of police fanned out across Vienna earlier on Tuesday, searching for perpetrators of the attacks after what a government minister said was an "Islamist terrorist" incident.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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