Czech leaders offer Russia condolences over blast in St. Petersburg

Czech officials have offered their condolences to Russia in the wake of a bomb blast on a St Petersburg metro train on Monday that killed 11 people and injured several dozen more. In a telegram to President Putin the Czech head of state Miloš Zeman said he was shocked and angered by the attack against civilians. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek likewise condemned the attack, saying their thoughts were with the victims’ families. Words of support and solidarity have also come from party leaders, deputies and MEPs.