2017-11-07 10:02:00

Putin offers Trump condolences over Texas tragedy

Moscow, November 7, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump for the sad loss of life in a shooting at a Baptist church in the state of Texas.

"I offer you deepest condolences over the tragedy that happened in Texas. It is hard to imagine a more cruel and cynical crime than the killing of people during a church service," Putin said in a telegram published on the Kremlin website on Monday.

"Russia shares the grief of those who lost their families and dear ones and hopes for a prompt recovery of all the injured," the telegram said.