Source: News Bharati English17 Jul 2016 16:19:47

Moscow, July 17: Expressing his deep condolences for the victims if the brutal Islamic terror attack in Nice, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his strong commitment offering to join forces in the fight against the global menace.In a telegram to his French counterpart Francois Hollande, Russian President says, "The cruelty and special cynicism of the crime committed on the day of your country's national holiday is striking. We have once again seen that terrorism is absolutely alien to human morality as it claims victims among innocent civilians, including women and children.”

On July 14, a terrorist attack occurred in Nice when the perpetrator Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a rented, refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tonnes into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais on Thursday night, killing 84 people -- including 10 children and adolescents -- and injuring 202 others.

Putin stresses out that all civilized humanity must join forces to defeat this evil and destroy or neutralize militants and their ideological inspirers, wherever they may be hiding. One must also destroy their infrastructure and block all channels of financial support to terrorism.

"Russia is ready for the closest cooperation with France and other international partners in all areas of anti-terrorist activities," Putin adds.