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Russia's Lavrov: 'cynical' to call St Petersburg blast revenge for Syria
April 4, 2017 / 10:12 AM / 8 months ago

Russia's Lavrov: 'cynical' to call St Petersburg blast revenge for Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday it would be “cynical and mean” to call a deadly blast in St Petersburg an act of revenge for Russia’s actions in Syria, Russian state news agency RIA reported.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacts during a news conference after a meeting with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel in Moscow, Russia, March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

Russia authorities said the blast that killed at least 14 people in St Petersburg was carried out by a suspected suicide bomber with ties to radical Islamists.

Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Christian Lowe

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