President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences over Thursday's bomb attacks in London and said the attacks showed that the civilized world was not united enough in fighting terrorism.
Speaking at the Group of Eight summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, Putin also said there should be no 'double standards' in assessing terrorist attacks, in an apparent reference to bomb attacks in Russia that have claimed the lives of thousands of people.
'What happened today demonstrates yet again that we are doing too little to unite our efforts in the most effective way in the battle against terrorism,' Putin said.
There must not be any 'double standards whatsoever in assessing bloody crimes similar to those carried out in London today,' he said.
Friday, July 08, 2005
The Moscow Times report:
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