April 4, 2017 / 10:22 AM / 5 months ago

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

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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