April 4, 2017 / 10:22 AM / 4 months ago

Kremlin says Putin's presence in St Petersburg at time of attack is noteworthy

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Russian president Vladimir Putin puts flowers down outside Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 3, 2017.Grigory Duko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's presence in St. Petersburg at the time of a bomb attack on the metro which killed 14 people is "noteworthy", the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told reporters that such attacks in Russia were a challenge for every Russian citizen, including the president.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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