Putin to Hollande: Attacks are testimonial to barbaric terrorism

Russian President Vladimir Putin sends a telegram to French President Francois Hollande, calling the Paris attacks “the latest testimonial to the barbaric essence of terrorism which throws down a challenge to human civilization.”

“It’s obvious that an effective fight against this evil demands a real unity of the forces of the international community. I would like to confirm the readiness of Russia for the closest cooperation with our French partners in investigating the crime that took place in Paris.”

“In this difficult time for France, I ask you to pass along words of sincere sympathy and support to the relatives and those near to those who were killed and wishes for a fast recovery to all those who were hurt at the hands of extremists.”