(posted Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m.)- President Daniel Ortega yesterday wrote to his “brother president,” Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, to express his condolences after two terrorist attacks left dozens dead and injured in Volgograd.
More than 30 people were killed and dozens more injured in two apparent suicide bombing attacks on a public bus and train station in Volgograd. The twin attacks occurred less than 24 hours apart on Monday.
In a letter dated Dec. 30, Ortega expressed his “unconditional solidarity and fraternity” to the people of Volgograd and Russia following the “terrorist barbarity.”
“In the New Year, which will begin in a few hours, may the Russian Federation and you, its president, continue to defend the peace that the world needs so dearly, and continue supporting culture, science, life, tranquility, development in solidarity, for all of humanity,” Ortega wrote.