Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promised on Monday to “find and destroy” those who organised two suicide bombings on the Moscow metro that killed 38 people.
“They are simply beasts,” Medvedev said after visiting the platform of the Lubyanka metro station, where dozens of people were killed in the morning rush hour.
“We will find and destroy them all,” Medvedev said at the station, which is outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s main domestic security service.
“Our people have died. It was a disgusting crime,” Medvedev said after placing a bouquet of red flowers with a black ribbon on the platform.
The Kremlin later said U.S. President Barack Obama had phoned Medvedev to express his condolences about the loss of life in the bombings.
(Writing by Conor Humphries, editing by Guy Faulconbridge)