Press Releases

    SG/SM/8572
    31 December 2002

    SECRETARY-GENERAL EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION FOLLOWING EXPLOSION IN GROZNY

    NEW YORK, 30 December (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued Friday, 27 December, by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has today written to the President of the Russian Federation extending his condolences to the people and Government of the Russian Federation and, in particular, to the families of those killed or injured in the blast which occurred today at a Russian Government building in Grozny and said that "such acts cannot advance any cause and only add to the suffering of a region that has endured so much already".

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