Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko sent condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the explosion at a petrol station in Makhachkala that resulted in numerous casualties.

    The head of state noted that it was with deep pain that Belarus learned of this news. "On behalf of the Belarusian people and myself, I express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to all the victims," the message of condolences read.