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Russia: Brussels attacks confirm need for Putin's anti-terror coalition - Lavrov01:18

Russia: Brussels attacks confirm need for Putin's anti-terror coalition - Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 25, 2016 at 13:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

The deadly attacks which took place in Brussels on Tuesday confirm the need for an international anti-terror coalition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while speaking at the Diplomatic Academy of Russia's Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Friday.

"The terrible terrorist attacks which happened in one of the European capitals, in Brussels, several days ago confirm once again the truth and necessity of the initiative suggested by President Vladimir Putin at the UN regarding a broad international front against terrorism," Lavrov stated.

"These issues remain at the centre of our international contacts, including the meetings with the foreign ministers of Germany and the United States of America, which took place this week, and the today's upcoming meeting with the foreign minister of Italy," he added.

At least 31 people were killed and more than 250 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station, Tuesday. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's Paris attacks, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attacks.

Russia: Brussels attacks confirm need for Putin's anti-terror coalition - Lavrov01:18
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The deadly attacks which took place in Brussels on Tuesday confirm the need for an international anti-terror coalition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while speaking at the Diplomatic Academy of Russia's Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Friday.

"The terrible terrorist attacks which happened in one of the European capitals, in Brussels, several days ago confirm once again the truth and necessity of the initiative suggested by President Vladimir Putin at the UN regarding a broad international front against terrorism," Lavrov stated.

"These issues remain at the centre of our international contacts, including the meetings with the foreign ministers of Germany and the United States of America, which took place this week, and the today's upcoming meeting with the foreign minister of Italy," he added.

At least 31 people were killed and more than 250 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station, Tuesday. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's Paris attacks, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attacks.