Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at the plenary session of the forum “Asia — Europe meeting (ASEM), expressed condolences to the victims and families of victims of the attack in nice urged to use against the terrorist force.
“Together we must seek common responses to such challenges, to show solidarity, to do everything we can to fight terrorism. Moreover, the terrorists and their sponsors understand only force, and we must use it”, — Medvedev said (quoted by “Interfax”). According to him, terrorism has no borders, and it is a common challenge for Europe and for Asia.”
14 July in nice there was a terrorist attack. The truck rammed the crowd on the promenade des Anglais during the celebration of Bastille Day. In the attack, according to the interior Minister, killing 80 people, several dozen people were wounded.
Eye-witnesses said that the car drove through the crowd about two kilometers before he was stopped. In the truck the police found grenades and guns in combat readiness. According to local newspaper Nice Matin, a truck driver was 31-year-old native of Tunisia, living in nice.
French President Francois Hollande admitted the assault a terrorist attack and warned that the current state of emergency in the country will be extended for three months. The President also promised that France would strengthen its actions against terrorists in Syria and Iraq.