Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to French President Francois Hollande after deadly truck attack in Nice. He expressed his condolences to French people and said that and other international partners in all areas of counterterrorism.
"The cruelty and cynicism of this crime, committed on your National Day, is astonishing. We have again seen that terrorism is absolutely unfamiliar with human morale, its victims are innocent civilians, including women and children," Putin stressed.
"Russia stands in solidarity with the people of France in these difficult days and fully shares its pain," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. He added that the tragic news about the terrorist attack in Nice came when talks had begun between Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Late on Thursday evening, a heavy truck hit a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and injuring dozens more.