2017-11-24 18:05:00

Putin tells Egyptian leader of readiness to increase cooperation on counterterrorism

Moscow, November 24, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a condolence telegram to the Egyptian leader over the tragic consequences of a terror attack in the north of Sinai Peninsula, declaring his readiness to increase anti-terrorist cooperation, the Kremlin press office said on Friday.

"The killing of civilians during a religious service is shocking in its cruelty and cynicism. Yet again we are being convinced that terrorists are absolute strangers to the notions of human morality," Putin said in the telegram.

"The president of Russia has confirmed that Russia is ready further to increase cooperation with friendly Egypt in the fight against the forces of international terrorism," the Kremlin said.

Putin offered words of sympathy to the families and friends of the dead and wishes of swift recovery for all those injured, the statement said.