The Greek government has offered its support to the Russian people after a terrorist strike on Monday in St Petersburg killed eleven people and injured more than forty five.
The Greek Foreign Ministry released a statement shortly after the incident reaffirming that “Greece stands by the people of Russia and their government and sends sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded’’.
Russian authorities said the blast which hit a train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations was triggered by an explosive device which was later found and made safe at another station nearby.
No Greek citizens have been reported to be amongst the victims, however Greece’s General Consulate in St Petersburg is monitoring developments closely in cooperation with the relevant Russian authorities.
Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012 and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.