Amid a deepening diplomatic crisis, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed personal condolences over Sunday’s Kemerovo shopping mall fire that has resulted in the deaths of 64 people.
“The thoughts and prayers of the British people are with the families who have lost loved ones in such terrible circumstances,” wrote Theresa May in a message posted on the Twitter feed of the British embassy in Moscow.
The message, addressed to Vladimir Putin, came a day after over 20 mostly NATO and EU states, including the US, Canada, Australia, and France, announced that they would collectively expel more than 100 Russian diplomats, at the behest of London.
Here’s Theresa May Condolences letter to Vladimir Putin:
Moscow denies all accusations.
Putin himself visited Kemerovo on Tuesday to deal with the aftermath of one of the biggest civilian tragedies in Russia’s modern history.